Ports with GUI configs
sonicy at otenet.gr
Mon Nov 12 11:04:27 PST 2007
> On Mon, 12 Nov 2007 08:14:02 -0800
> "Mark D. Foster" <mark at foster.cc> wrote:
>> Vince wrote:
>>> Ashley Moran wrote:
>>>> 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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And in fact you can make all these screens appear before actually compiling:
(select all wanted options)
make install clean (no more questions asked)
it is all in the manual: man ports
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