portinstall question

RW list-freebsd-2004 at morbius.sent.com
Wed Mar 29 20:00:11 UTC 2006

On Wednesday 29 March 2006 08:03, 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.

You need to set BATCH in your environment.

> 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?

You need a package repository with versions that match your ports tree - 
either 6-stable, or preferably from fruitsalad.org  if it's still working. 
All the packages for 6.0 were built against the ports on the CD.

See the handbook about packages.

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