Ports with GUI configs

RW fbsd06 at mlists.homeunix.com
Mon Nov 12 10:53:46 PST 2007

On Mon, 12 Nov 2007 08:14:02 -0800
"Mark D. Foster" <mark at foster.cc> wrote:

> 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.

That would involve standing-over the build for hours or days in case
you miss a 10-second window - it's just not practical IMO.

Setting the menus is pretty easy to script, and you can also set BATCH
to take the default options

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