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 11:07:42 PDT 2005

On Thursday, 15. September 2005 19:16, Jim Trigg wrote:
> On Thu, September 15, 2005 12:17 pm, Michael Nottebrock wrote:
> > 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.
> One example of the second is mail/ecartis, which asks whether to create a
> user and a group.
> I think that it would be better if IS_INTERACTIVE were 
> only set on initial install (or if the user and group did not already
> exist), but I'm not the maintainer...

This is getting a bit offtopic, but yeah - ideally the port would patch out 
the interactive bits of ecartis' install target and handle creation and 
removal of the uid/gid itself.

If you think you can make a patch for the port that does that, don't hesitate 
to submit a PR.

   ,_,   | Michael Nottebrock               | lofi at
 (/^ ^\) | FreeBSD - The Power to Serve     |
   \u/   | K Desktop Environment on FreeBSD |
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 187 bytes
Desc: not available
Url :

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list