Interactive Port

Frank Shute frank at
Tue Aug 31 22:54:38 UTC 2010

On Tue, Aug 31, 2010 at 12:39:35PM -0700, 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.

teTeX comes with dvips IIRC, which is why you're getting the error.

For printing from mutt, I use the following in ~/.muttrc

set print_command="a2ps -1 > ~/; gv ~/"

Obviously, that views the postcript file first & then I print from gv.

gv & a2ps are in ports.




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