Reading warnings when installing multiple ports

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Tue May 12 19:04:58 UTC 2009

On Tue, May 12, 2009 at 1:53 PM, Mel Flynn
<mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at> wrote:
> On Monday 11 May 2009 15:21:24 Jerry McAllister wrote:
>> But, I very often wish there was a convenient way to see some of those
>> messages and especially messages about things one has to do during
>> the install, such as manually installing something or getting some
>> license thing handled, before I start the port install.
>> Sometimes I get a question in the middle of an install that I do not
>> know how to answer and it is an awfully inconvenient time to have
>> to start scrounging for information.    Having a commannd that
>> would display all those things and maybe some related information
>> or pointers to information for making an intelligent response - before
>> starting the make -  would be very helpful.
> Do you have specific examples? Cause I can't think of anything that falls
> under your description.

Perhaps he is talking about the 'make options' output, such as what is
displayed right before x11-wm/fluxbox begins to build.  That is the
only type of output I can ever remember seeing before a build begins.

Glen Barber

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