overnight upgrade interrupted by questions

Mel fbsd.questions at rachie.is-a-geek.net
Tue Apr 15 21:03:33 UTC 2008

On Tuesday 15 April 2008 22:10:41 Chris Whitehouse wrote:

> Do something like [sorry not exact syntax as I don't have access to a
> freebsd machine]:
> foreach i (`cat portlist`)
> foreach? cd /usr/ports/$i && make config

You should 'make config-conditional' to save yourself some work. make config 
always shows you the dialogue, while config-conditional checks to see if the 
variablenames have changed and if not, just moves on using what you already 
have in /var/db/ports.

These are the ports that will bite you:
# find /usr/ports -name 'configure' -path '*/scripts/*' \
	-exec grep -l '/usr/bin/dialog' {} +


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

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