portinstall question

[LoN]Kamikaze LoN_Kamikaze at gmx.de
Wed Mar 29 10:00:49 UTC 2006

Ashok Shrestha wrote:
> Hi all,
> I'm installing kde on freebsd 6.0.
> portinstall -rRP x11/kde3
> It's been compiling for the past 2 days. (AMD XP 1900)
> 1)
> The problem is that once in a while it'll come across a port that
> requires user input. So I always OK the default configurations at the
> blue screen. Is there a way to get portinstall to accept the default
> configurations without user intervention? I tried '--yes' option but
> that didn't work.
> 2)
> I expected the '-P' option to download the majority of the
> dependencies as binary packages. But that doesn't seem to be the case;
> it seems like everything is being compiled. Unless I unintentionally
> specified '-p' (lowercase), shouldn't there be more binary downloads
> and faster installs?
> 3)
> Is there a way to check or determine the progress of the install? For
> instance, a way to determine all the dependencies (and file sizes) and
> see how many have installed so far? I know you can do 'portinstall -n
> kde3'; but I'm afraid to do it while the current portinstall is
> running.

Read the portupgrade manpage with more care. All your problems are
addressed there.

More information about the freebsd-ports mailing list