how to display pkg-message

Chris Whitehouse cwhiteh at
Sun Sep 6 21:13:35 UTC 2009

Mel Flynn wrote:
> On Sunday 06 September 2009 20:18:38 Chris Whitehouse wrote:
>> Thanks for the info. I read man ports, quite a lot of plus
>> list archives
> If you want to see the dynamically generated pkg-message of a *port*, before 
> building/installing it (f.e. to identify what gotchas there are), use the 
> following:
> make -C /usr/ports/category/portname WRKDIR=/tmp apply-slist && cat /tmp/pkg-
> message
That's exactly what I was trying to do though the other replies gave me 
an alternative way.

thanks very much


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