I am running FreeBSD 10 on an ASUS M50VM series laptop. I was following along with the handbook to the point at which it gets into using pkg to find software. Every time I run pkg, with or without options or arguments, I get the following output:
$ pkg The package management tool is not yet installed on your system. Do you want to fetch and install it now [y/N]: y Bootstrapping pkg from pkg+http://pkg.FreeBSD.org/freebsd:10:x86:64/latest, please wait... Verifying signature with trusted certificate pkg.freebsd.org.2013102301... done pkg: fail to extract pkg-static $
My FreeBSD laptop is connected with an Ethernet cable to my router, which I know is providing Internet access, as the Windows desktop I am currently using to post this question is also connected with a similar cable to the same router.
What am I missing? What are possible causes of this issue? What should I check?