problems with fetch



I'm a first time poster, so forgive me if this is the wrong list or if I break
etiquette.

Fetch frequently fails for me when installing ports via "pkg_add" or directly
from the ports tree. Regardless of the port I'm trying to add, it almost always
returns the following...

Using 'pkg_add':

--BEGIN SNIP--

root@SS002:~ 160:0# pkg_add -r xpdf
Error: FTP Unable to get
ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6.1-release/Latest/xpdf.tbz:
Syntax error in parameters or arguments
pkg_add: unable to fetch
'ftp://ftp.freebsd.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/i386/packages-6.1-release/Latest/xpdf.tbz'
by URL

--END SNIP--

Using ports directly:

--BEGIN SNIP--

root@SS002:/usr/ports/graphics/xpdf 163:0# make install clean
===> Vulnerability check disabled, database not found
=> xpdf-3.01.tar.gz doesn't seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/.
=> Attempting to fetch from ftp://ftp.foolabs.com/pub/xpdf/.
fetch: ftp://ftp.foolabs.com/pub/xpdf/xpdf-3.01.tar.gz: Syntax error in
parameters or arguments
=> Attempting to fetch from ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/TeX/CTAN/support/xpdf/.
fetch: ftp://ftp.funet.fi/pub/TeX/CTAN/support/xpdf/xpdf-3.01.tar.gz: Syntax
error in parameters or arguments
=> Attempting to fetch from ftp://ctan.unsw.edu.au/tex-archive/support/xpdf/.
fetch: ftp://ctan.unsw.edu.au/tex-archive/support/xpdf/xpdf-3.01.tar.gz: Syntax
error in parameters or arguments
=> Attempting to fetch from ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/support/xpdf/.
fetch: ftp://ftp.tex.ac.uk/tex-archive/support/xpdf/xpdf-3.01.tar.gz: Syntax
error in parameters or arguments
=> Attempting to fetch from ftp://ftp.kddlabs.co.jp/CTAN/support/xpdf/.
fetch: ftp://ftp.kddlabs.co.jp/CTAN/support/xpdf/xpdf-3.01.tar.gz: Syntax error
in parameters or arguments
=> Attempting to fetch from ftp://ctan.tug.org/tex-archive/support/xpdf/.
fetch: ftp://ctan.tug.org/tex-archive/support/xpdf/xpdf-3.01.tar.gz: Syntax
error in parameters or arguments
=> Attempting to fetch from ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/support/xpdf/.
fetch: ftp://ftp.dante.de/tex-archive/support/xpdf/xpdf-3.01.tar.gz: Syntax
error in parameters or arguments
=> Attempting to fetch from
http://ring.sakura.ad.jp/archives/text/CTAN/support/xpdf/.
xpdf-3.01.tar.gz 100% of 585 kB 140 kBps
=> xpdf-3.01pl1.patch doesn't seem to exist in /usr/ports/distfiles/.
=> Attempting to fetch from ftp://ftp.foolabs.com/pub/xpdf/.
fetch: ftp://ftp.foolabs.com/pub/xpdf/xpdf-3.01pl1.patch: Syntax error in
parameters or arguments
=> Attempting to fetch from ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/.
fetch: ftp://ftp.FreeBSD.org/pub/FreeBSD/ports/distfiles/xpdf-3.01pl1.patch:
Syntax error in parameters or arguments
=> Couldn't fetch it - please try to retrieve this
=> port manually into /usr/ports/distfiles/ and try again.
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/graphics/xpdf.
root@SS002:/usr/ports/graphics/xpdf 164:1#

--END SNIP--

I think the key error in all of this is the part that says "Syntax error in
parameters or arguments". This only seems to happen with FTP sites as opposed
to HTTP sites. I can retrieve said files with wget without a hitch, so I'm at a
loss as to what's going on. I've frobbed nearly every knob that fetch has to no
avail.

I'm running 6.1: FreeBSD SS002.admin.siloamsprings.com 6.1-RELEASE FreeBSD
6.1-RELEASE #0: Sun May 7 04:42:56 UTC 2006
root@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx:/usr/obj/usr/src/sys/SMP i386


It's a fresh install, I'll probably update soon. I had the same problem in 5.4.


Thank you in advance for any help you may be able to provide!

cmh
--
Christopher M. Hobbs
Systems Technician, City of Siloam Springs
chobbs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, (479).524.5136


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