Interactive ports

John Merryweather Cooper johnmary at
Sat Jun 12 21:04:12 GMT 2004

It appears you're trying to compile an interactive port (one that has a
menu that a user must interact with) but you are trying to force it into
BATCH mode with a setting in your /etc/make.conf.  BATCH mode causes
these ports to be skipped since they can't be built in BATCH mode.


On Sat, Jun 12, 2004 at 03:51:31PM -0500, Hermes Trismegistus wrote:
> 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".
> Cheers,
> J. Craig Woods
> UNIX/Linux Network/System Administration
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