How do I install ports hands-off?

Michael P. Soulier msoulier at
Thu Jan 4 21:04:44 UTC 2007

On 1/4/07, Atom Powers <atom.powers at> wrote:
> 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
> input.
> 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
> port?

This seems to suggest "batch mode".

Michael P. Soulier <msoulier at>
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger and more complex... It takes a
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--Albert Einstein

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