batching port builds

Gerard Seibert gerard at
Fri Jun 30 23:44:36 UTC 2006

Michael P. Soulier wrote:

> On 30/06/06 David J Brooks said:
> > If you  do 'make -DBATCH' instead of 'make' -  you will use the preset 
> > defaults for each port with options. Or you can do 
> > 'make config-recursive' - which will offer you all the option screens for 
> > the port in whose directory you're currently in and all its dependencies.
> > 
> > See 'man ports' for more information.
> > 
> > To use those with 'portupgrade -a' will probably take some custom scripting.
> Ah, so there's no make.conf option for this?

I have: BATCH= yes in my /etc/make.conf file and it works fine. Of
course I either build the port directly or use portmanager to do it so it
may not work with portupgrade, although I fail to see why it would not.

Gerard Seibert
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