Interactive Port

Glen Barber glen.j.barber at
Tue Aug 31 20:00:35 UTC 2010

On 8/31/10 3:39 PM, Rem P Roberti wrote:
> On 2010.08.31 12:34:21 -0700, Rem P Roberti wrote:
>> In attempting to install /usr/ports/print/dvips I got the error message
>> that dvips is an interactive port, and I can't remember how to handle
>> that. Could I please get a heads up there.  Thank you.
> OK...I commented out the 'batch' entry in make.conf.  Now I get this
> error message:
> ===>  dvips-5.76 conflicts with installed package(s): 
>       teTeX-base-3.0_20
>       teTeX-texmf-3.0_6
> The whole problem is that I am trying to get muttprint to work, and my
> understanding is that it is dependent on teTeX for its operation.  But
> when I tried to print I got an error message telling me that the print
> operation needs to see dvips.  So I'm not exactly sure what is going on
> here.

Looking at the Makefile for the port, all teTeX ports conflict with
dvips.  Deinstalling teTeX-* from your system will allow this port to
build/install; I'm not familiar enough with muttprint enough to be of
much more help with it though.


Glen Barber

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