cvs commit: ports/x11-wm/fvwm2-devel Makefile pkg-plist ports/x11-wm/fvwm2-devel/files patch-configure

Michael Nottebrock lofi at
Thu Sep 15 09:18:09 PDT 2005

On Thursday, 15. September 2005 17:57, Stijn Hoop wrote:
> [redirected to -ports, this is not cvs-all anymore]
> On Thu, Sep 15, 2005 at 05:36:55PM +0200, Oliver Lehmann wrote:
> > Stijn Hoop wrote:
> > > Add BATCH=yes to /etc/make.conf along with WITH_FOO.
> >
> > Which could have other sideeffects then just preventing from parsing
> It does? I thought it just set defaults in case of OPTIONS.

Well, it doesn't really do much more than that. Some ports want user 
interaction and instead try some default action if BATCH is set. There's also 
the variant where a port could insist on user interaction by setting 
IS_INTERACTIVE, then defining BATCH would skip this port altogether. The 
first variety is pretty rare and I cannot remember any port of the second 
right now.

Also, setting BATCH does not disable parsing OPTIONS, it just disables the 

All in all, I don't think making an extra switch that just influences OPTIONs 
would be a good idea. If setting BATCH causes trouble with a particular 
(non-OPTIONS) port, that port should be looked at instead.

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