always-interactive ports

Peter Pentchev roam at
Mon Nov 24 06:59:30 PST 2008

On Mon, Nov 24, 2008 at 12:47:13PM +0000, RW wrote:
> On Mon, 24 Nov 2008 13:55:55 +0200
> Andriy Gapon <avg at> wrote:
> > 
> > I wonder if we have any flag for always-interactive ports i.e. ports
> > that prompt user for something regardless of all batch/interactivity
> > options. One example is java/jdk* ports that prompt user for license
> > acceptance.
> > 
> > If we don't have such a flag, maybe we should add one.
> > 
> > One use, for instance, is to skip such ports for portupgrade --batch.
> From man ports:
> INTERACTIVE   If defined, only operate on a port if it requires
>               interaction.
> BATCH         If defined, only operate on a port if it can be 
>               installed 100% automatically.

That's from the building user's point of view.

The easiest way to handle this in the port itself is to set
IS_INTERACTIVE=yes in the port's Makefile, as documented in


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