Whay does "port is interactive" mean?

Kevin Kinsey kdk at daleco.biz
Wed Apr 26 18:54:19 UTC 2006

Steve Friedrich wrote:
> I couldn't portupgrade acroread7 because it is marked "interactive".  
> What does that mean?  How do I upgrade it?

It probably means that you've got to do some
"manual magic" - generally, accept a license
or perform some action that requires visiting
a site and registering, etc.  YMMV.

If setting BATCH=yes in your environment doesn't
work with portupgrade, then "make deinstall"
followed by "make reinstall", or perhaps "make
reinstall" with FORCE_PKG_REGISTER set; I dunno
for sure what that might do to your package db
though, so at your own risk (wouldn't damage it
beyond all repair, but it might make it a lil'

Kevin Kinsey

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