interactive ports - the plague

Dominic Fandrey kamikaze at
Thu Mar 6 10:50:49 UTC 2008

RW wrote:
> On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 19:55:52 +0100
> Dominic Fandrey <kamikaze at> wrote:
>> RW wrote:
>>> On Mon, 03 Mar 2008 10:24:21 +0100
>>> Dominic Fandrey <kamikaze at> wrote:
>>>> I cannot find any policy on interactive ports in the Porters'
>>>> Handbook. Maybe there aught to be one.
>>> Setting BATCH is supposed to prevent genuinely interactive ports
>>> from building (that's actually the original purpose of BATCH).
>> But this will also keep the config screens away from me, which can be
>> handled before all builds quite comfortably.
> Not if you do the config screens before setting BATCH.

Thanks for the suggestion. The lines:

.if !make(config*)
BATCH=                  yes

in my make.conf works well with portmaster. The config screens appear but 
ghostscript remains silent.

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