How do I install ports hands-off?

Andy Greenwood greenwood.andy at
Thu Jan 4 21:11:48 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?

If you're refering to the port dependancy configs, you can try

# make config-recursive

which will present you with all the config options for all the
dependancies, then you can

# make && make install

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