recursive 'make config'?

Jon Noack noackjr at
Tue Apr 20 12:15:25 PDT 2004

I love the 'make config' option.  Is there a way to recursively 'make 
config' before installing a port with a lot of dependencies (similar to 
the way sysutils/portupgrade can recursively fetch with -RF)?  If I want 
to install kde, for example, I'd prefer to configure options for each 
dependent port before installing.  In other words, I don't want to set 
"BATCH=yes".  However, without "BATCH=yes" I have to check the progress 
occasionally to configure some port because the build process stopped. 
I know this is only a big deal on the first install (because the options 
are saved), but it's rather annoying to start a kde compile before you 
go to bed and wake up with only a few ports installed...

Jon Noack

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