ports structure and improvement suggestions

Serge Gagnon serge.gagnon at b2b2c.ca
Wed May 10 22:37:59 UTC 2006

>>>>> On Thu, 11 May 2006, "martinko" == martinko wrote:

  martinko> Fernan Aguero wrote:

  +> +----[ martinko <martinkov at pobox.sk> (10.May.2006 16:01): | | Shaun
  +> Amott wrote: | > | > There is also no space for detailed descriptions
  +> of what knobs do inside | > the OPTIONS dialog. It is often easier to
  +> make the user look at the | > Makefile for a description and/or print
  +> out a message before installing. | > | | the problem with messages is
  +> imho that they are basically all the same | level and once you run make
  +> or portupgrade you won't usually have a | chance to read any of them.
  +> many times i noticed something only because | of pure luck and then
  +> often i had to stop the installation process so | that i could read the
  +> message. :( | +----]

  +> use script(1)?

  +> Fernan

  martinko> sure. the problem is that if you compile something bigger script
  martinko> output would likely be huge. big size, hard to check and look
  martinko> for important information. also, it happened to me a few times
  martinko> that i stopped installation because of a message i noticed. had
  martinko> i not been lucky and/or watched the screen i would have found
  martinko> too late, if at all.

If you're talking about message that the port is saying about KNOB, try 
grep ECHO Makefile and if you're talking about message while the port is 
installing stuff, try cat pkg-message before installing this port ;-)
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