Installing multiple ports quietly and efficiently
kelly.terry.jones at gmail.com
Mon Oct 6 19:59:05 UTC 2008
Here's one way to install multiple FreeBSD ports "unattended" on a
cd /usr/port/foo/prog1; make install; cd/usr/ports/foo/prog2; make install
and so on (perhaps even in a shell script). Two problems:
% It's ugly. I'd prefer "cd /usr/ports; make foo/prog1 foo/prog2 ..."
% "make install" often pops up windows asking me to choose
configuration options, and hangs until I do so.
I want to install 50 apps on a new server, but not have to watch it
constantly. I want to tell ports: "just use the default options for
now: if I'm unhappy w/ them, I'll come back, do a 'make rmconfig' and
How can I do this?
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