Reading warnings when installing multiple ports

Jerry McAllister jerrymc at
Mon May 11 12:45:03 UTC 2009

On Sun, May 10, 2009 at 04:49:27PM -0700, Kelly Jones 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.

Check out   script(1)   It is not perfect, but it will put a copy
of everything in and out in to a file that you can peruse later.

There may be other ways, but this is easy.


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