Reading warnings when installing multiple ports

Mel Flynn mel.flynn+fbsd.questions at
Wed May 13 20:25:24 UTC 2009

On Tuesday 12 May 2009 21:04:57 Glen Barber wrote:
> 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.

Well, there's "would you like to activate postfix in mailer.conf [y/n]", but 
that never triggered me to scrounge for info and can be handled by -DBATCH and 
setting POSTFIX_DEFAULT_MTA in /etc/make.conf (or not setting it if you don't 

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