Ports with GUI configs

Ashley Moran work at ashleymoran.me.uk
Mon Nov 12 07:26:23 PST 2007


I was just wondering, what is the motivation behind the GUI  
configuration for some ports?  Simply put, they drive me up the  
wall.  I've lost count of the number of times I've come back to a big  
install to find it hanging on a config screen.  Possibly I'm missing  

The apache22 port is the latest one to join this crowd, although  
there is an option to skip the GUI.  I'm much happier using  
WITH_PROXY_MODULES or whatever, and managing everything in  

What is the best way to pre-configure GUI-configured ports?  For  
example, if I want to script an installation of several ports.

I've seen this: <http://www.freshports.org/misc/dotfile/>, is it what  
I'm after?

Thanks for any advice


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