How do I install ports hands-off?

Atom Powers atom.powers at
Thu Jan 4 19:13:50 UTC 2007

For most ports I can pkg_add them to get them installed without
prompts. But for some ports I special make configurations that require
me to build the port from source. Usually I use portinstall for this,
but this causes problems if the make process requires additional

How can I build a port using the default options, except those defined
in make.conf, without requiring me to confirm the option for each

Perfection is just a word I use occasionally with mustard.
--Atom Powers--

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