Interactive ports

Hermes Trismegistus hermes at
Sat Jun 12 20:52:10 GMT 2004

Ok, it is with great trepidation that I ask this question, and, yes, I 
feel like a complete idiot (nothing new here). I have RTFM and STFW to 
no avail. While this topic is discussed ad infinitum in the archives, 
not even once is a simple "what to do" printed. So I run "make" in 
"/usr/ports/security/tripwire" it gives stdout that this is an 
"interactive port". Ok, I download the version of tripwire that is being 
referenced in the makefile, and cp it to "/usr/ports/disfiles", and I get 
the same stdout when doing a "make", "this is an interactive port". Ok, I 
get the message, it is indeed a interactive port. What the hell does this
mean, and I how can I install this "interactive port".


J. Craig Woods
UNIX/Linux Network/System Administration
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