port xyz: the grey screen with all the checkboxes is wrong and won't come back

Erik Trulsson ertr1013 at student.uu.se
Sun Oct 28 10:24:48 PDT 2007

On Sun, Oct 28, 2007 at 10:13:24AM -0700, Steve Franks wrote:
> Obviously, 'make clean' doesn't reset the configure screen.  Don't know why.

Because it is not designed to do that.

> I recall there was a faster way to fix this than 'portsnap extract'
> but I'll be damned if I can remember, and the ports section of the
> handbook doesn't even mention configure dialogs...

'make rmconfig' should remove a previously set configuration.
'make config' should display the configscreen again if it had already been
set before.

These are described in the ports(7) manpage (which contains lots of useful
information regarding the ports system - not least the BUGS section. :-))

> I'd love to add a snippet to the handbook to cover this, but the last
> time I made an offer like that on doc at freebsd, it appears to have gone
> into dev/null...

<Insert your favourite quote here.>
Erik Trulsson
ertr1013 at student.uu.se

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