How to get portinstall to 'shut up' so I can run it in background

Russell Jackson raj at
Tue Dec 4 23:51:00 PST 2007

Doug Barton wrote:
> Ben Kelly wrote:
>> Maybe I am doing something wrong, but I have never been able to get
>> nohup to work correctly with portupgrade for this sort of this.  For
>> example:
>> ianto# nohup portupgrade -a >& /tmp/port.log &
> You just want to do 'nohup portupgrade -a &'
> output will be captured in nohup.out.

Ben is right. When you run portupgrade with nohup and background the 
process -- either with '&' or by ctrl-z followed with a bg -- it gets 
suspended until the job is brought back to the foreground.

Portupgrade acts very strangely when it's not attached to a tty.

Russell A. Jackson <raj at>
Network Analyst
California State University, Bakersfield

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