interactive ports - the plague

RW fbsd06 at
Mon Mar 3 18:37:05 UTC 2008

On Mon, 3 Mar 2008 12:27:50 -0500
Wesley Shields <wxs at> wrote:

> On Mon, Mar 03, 2008 at 05:04:57PM +0000, RW wrote:

> > IIRC these ports refuse to fetch the distfiles, and ask you to
> > fetch them manually from the websites, where you have to agree to
> > the terms, they aren't actually interactive.  
> While true there are at least two ports which are interactive beyond
> OPTIONS and license things.
> I know mail/postfix asks if it should activate itself in
> /etc/mail/mailer.conf.
> security/tripwire asks some setup questions during the post-install.
> I don't recall how BATCH affects these two ports, if at all.

tripwire is marked as interactive, so it wont build. I'm not sure about
postfix. does it prompt on upgrades too? 

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