How-to capture error messages from ... recent

David Armour dfarmour at
Thu Oct 7 08:58:01 PDT 2004

Hello Toomas,

Thanks a lot for your reply! 

> Before starting the installation, issue this command:
>	script /var/tmp/portinstall.log
> After finishing the installation ...
>	exit

That worked perfectly. There's a number of "Error code 1"s in there. But at least I 
can read up on 'em in a more leisurely fashion.:c)  

> Unfortunately I am not familiar with instant-workstation port 
> ... it may be safer to leave [various port configure options] 
> as defaults. 

I *had* been pretty much doing that. The Postfix config screen, though, presents a 
screen full of alphabet soup options. It was late. I was tired. I should've known 

I came across instant-workstation late last year while using Greg Lehey's Complete 
FreeBSD book to install 5.0-Release on my wife's dual-boot (Windows ME). The 
port installs fifteen/sixteen sub-ports (acroread, gimp, kde, etc.), and the postfix one 
gets installed towards the end of the instant-workstation install. I suspect I now have 
to go into each sub-port and 'make clean,' since the inst.-work. didn't get that far.  

> * Cannibal's recipe book: How to Serve Your Fellow Man.

Thanks again. (Love the tagline!)

-- df (dave) armour <at> my real box <dought> calm! --

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