portinstall question

Roman Neuhauser neuhauser at sigpipe.cz
Wed Mar 29 20:58:16 UTC 2006

# ashok.shrestha at gmail.com / 2006-03-29 02:03:06 -0500:
> 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.

    that's BATCH=whatever in the environment or /etc/make.conf
> 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?
    -P means /try/ a package. You have most probably updated your
    /usr/ports tree since 6.0, and whereas pkg_add uses the symlink
    web on the ftp server to find the right package for your release
    based on the package basename you give it, portupgrade -P will try
    to fetch <package>-<version> from the server, using your current
    /usr/ports to arrive at both values.

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