which ports require dialog during update

Doug Barton dougb at FreeBSD.org
Mon Oct 24 00:55:46 UTC 2011

On 10/23/2011 02:48, Thomas Mueller wrote:
> from Doug Barton <dougb at FreeBSD.org>:
>> I like to have all config dialogs done and out of the way.
>> You might want to consider using portmaster, which handles that
>> (and a bunch of other stuff) for you.
> I think portmaster has an equivalent for 'portupgrade -R' to
> portupgrade dependencies?
> I think one would use 'portupgrade -r' less frequently.

I've never used portupgrade, so I don't know the answer to those
questions, sorry. The portmaster man page should be helpful.

> I like to save a build log, would the config-recursive part be
> disrupted or disruptive?

I don't understand that question either. :)  portmaster has an option to
log build/install, and it's completely separate from the process of
showing the user the config dialogs. The configuration option to save
those logs is in the portmaster man page.

> NetBSD pkgsrc, which has been ported to other mostly (quasi-)Unix
> OSes as well, has a better way: putting options in /etc/mk.conf : not
> to say NetBSD pkgsrc is better than FreeBSD ports system, just that
> they have a good idea in this aspect.

You might want to look at ports-mgmt/portconf. In many ways the OPTIONS
dialog is superior to having to write out options in config files. OTOH,
a needed improvement to it is that the defaults should take the settings
that are already in the environment into account.



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