Building Ports: Is there a "make" equivalent for --batch ?
Ronald F. Guilmette
rfg at tristatelogic.com
Sun Oct 7 21:09:46 UTC 2012
I am impatient by nature.
Nowadays, whenever I use portinstall/portupgrade, I use the --batch
option, so that I don't have to sit around at the console, waiting
for and then accepting the default build options for a boatload of
depended-upon ports for whatever I am actually trying to install or
However there's one instance where I don't know how to get this
functionality, i.e. the functionality provided by the --batch option.
On this page:
in Section 126.96.36.199, a user who is just installing a new system is instructed
to do the following:
# cd /usr/ports/ports-mgmt/portupgrade
# make install clean
(You have to do this in order to get portinstall/portupgrade installed.
These tools can then be used to build & install other ports.)
The problem is that these days, portupgrade itself is, apparently,
dependent upon a whole slew of other ports. So while building
portupgrade itself it appears that there is currently no escape from
having to sit at the console and accept a whole bunch of default
options for the whole bunch of other ports upon which portupgrade
Or is there?
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