Ports with GUI configs

Mark D. Foster mark at foster.cc
Mon Nov 12 08:45:12 PST 2007

Vince wrote:
> Ashley Moran wrote:
>> Hi
>> 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 something.
> I agree though, I often suffer the same problem, coming back after a few
> hours to a build that should have finished to find its sitting on the
> first dependency.
Maybe it's been suggested before (in which case I add my vote) but a
timeout mechanism would solve this... give the user 10s to provide a
keypress else bailout and use the "default" options.

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 intelligence of the smartest bears and the dumbest tourists.'
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