jdk1.4 on FreeBSD 5.2.1
past at noc.ntua.gr
Mon Jun 28 23:34:19 PDT 2004
Doug Hockin wrote:
>> Did you update your ports tree before attempting this?
> No. Thanks for the advice -- I'm new to FreeBSD.
> I started a 'portsupdate', but 5-6 times it's stopped
> asking for operator input. It puts out what is probably
> intended to be nicely formatted output, but in my
> emacs shell buffer ends up as a bunch of gobbledygook.
> I've typed 'ok' in response to each one and it's progressing,
> but slowly since I'm not at work to babysit it 24 hrs-a-day.
> I came in twice over the weekend to get it going again
> and had to start it again with an 'ok' this morning when I got in.
> I stopped it part way thru and tried the '-y' option that
> I found in the portsupdate man page, but that doesn't
> help -- it still sits and waits for my input.
> It would seem more reasonable to me to default to
> 'yes' rather that stopping to ask for input, but maybe
> I'm missing something.
If by 'portsupdate' you mean 'portupgrade', then you can have an
unattended operation by using the following option:
portupgrade -m 'BATCH=yes'
Electrical & Computer Engineer, PhD
Network Management Center
National Technical University of Athens, Greece
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