overnight upgrade interrupted by questions

Mel fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net
Tue Apr 15 18:02:21 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 15 April 2008 15:26:42 Edward Ruggeri wrote:
> A lot of people would reply that they'd like to configure the ports
> themselves before launching the installation, leading people to
> suggest scripts such as:
> #!/bin/sh
> plist=`pkg_version -ovl'<' |awk '{ print $1 }'`
> for porg in $plist ; do
>     cd  /usr/ports/${porg} && make config-recursive
> done

Sorry to disappoint you, but that wont work for two reasons:
1) make config-recursive is flawed by design, because it makes a dependency 
list based on current settings and if you alter dependencies during your 
recursive configuring, it will not update the list.

2) If you hit an interactive configure (not config, configure) target, then 
you will still end up with a dialog. Prime example: print/ghostscript-gpl.

If you wanted to script the first case, you'd do the following in every origin 
that needs updating:


config_port() {
        local ldeps rdeps bdeps
        ldeps=`make -V LIB_DEPENDS`
        rdeps=`make -V RUN_DEPENDS`
        bdeps=`make -V BUILD_DEPENDS`

        make config-conditional
        for dep in ${ldeps} ${rdeps} ${bdeps}; do
                case ${VISITED} in
                        *" ${dir}"*)
                        echo "---> $dir"
                        VISITED="${VISITED} ${dir}"
                        cd ${dir}



Problem with today's modular software: they start with the modules
    and never get to the software part.

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