ports: make config-recursive doesn't really

Subhro Sankha Kar subhro at 80386.org
Sun Jun 10 18:29:46 UTC 2012

You can have a look at port-mgmt/portmaster.

Subhro Sankha Kar
System Administrator
Working and Playing with FreeBSD since 2002

On 10-Jun-2012, at 10:07 PM, Gary Aitken wrote:

> I'm trying to build a script to rebuild and reinstall everything I have installed from ports.  I don't want to have to keep checking on it and filling out the appropriate check boxes for options.  I naively assumed:
>  for port in $ports
>  do
>    cd /usr/port/$port
>    make config-recursive
>    cd ../..
>  done
> would allow me to set up all the dependencies before continuing with the install.
> It appears, however, that it doesn't really recurse properly.  I say "appears" only because this is my first time trying this and despite doing the above setting of options, I am confronted with additional options screens as the build progresses.
> Is there a way to get around this?
> Thanks,
> Gary
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