Reading warnings when installing multiple ports

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Mon May 11 02:35:47 UTC 2009

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Kelly Jones
<kelly.terry.jones at> wrote:
> I often use "make -DBATCH install" to install ports.
> Problem: many ports spew out a warning/todo message after you install
> them (eg, "you must manually create an x user" or something).
> Since ports install "recursively", I miss most of these messages.
> Can I tell ports to store these messages for me somewhere?
> Obviously, I can "make -DBATCH install > /tmp/outfile", but that'll
> log all the "install", "test", etc commands that I don't want to see:
> I just want to see the warnings at the end of each install.

Have a look at:

Some ports have the message output in the Makefile instead.

Glen Barber

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