7.2-STABLE to 8-R

Charlie Kester corky1951 at comcast.net
Thu Nov 26 21:03:46 UTC 2009

On Tue 24 Nov 2009 at 13:29:44 PST Rolf G Nielsen wrote:
>Charlie Kester wrote:
>>Can someone remind me once again, when rebuilding all of my ports,
>>what is the trick for avoiding the options dialogs?  I'd like to have
>>this run largely unattended. I seem to recall someone describing a
>>method to go through all of them upfront, rather than having the build
>>process interrupted each time a port wants that input.
>>I know that portupgrade has a batch build option, but unless I'm
>>mistaken, that skips any ports that need interaction to build.
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>With portupgrade give -C to run make "make config" or -c to run "make 
>config-conditional" for all tasks before everything else.
>To skip the config dialogs altogether, specify -DBATCH on the make 
>commandline (-m "-DBATCH" or -M "-DBATCH" to portupgrade to append or
>prepend the -DBATCH to the make commandline).

Thanks for your replies!

To do the complete reinstall of my ports after upgrading to 8.0, I've
elected to use the method documented on the manpage for portmaster.

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