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Date:      Mon, 8 Oct 2012 06:47:11 -0400
From:      Jerry <>
To:        FreeBSD <>
Subject:   Re: Building Ports: Is there a "make" equivalent for --batch ?
Message-ID:  <20121008064711.507a402e@scorpio>
In-Reply-To: <20121008024233.46787.qmail@joyce.lan>
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On 8 Oct 2012 02:42:33 -0000
John Levine articulated:

> >    ... Note that setting the BATCH environment variable to yes will
> > answer yes to any prompts during this process, removing the need
> > for manual intervention during the build process.
> >
> >(This was said with respect to upgrading ports via portupgrade.)
> Or you can use portmaster, which runs through all the ports first and
> does the config dialogs before starting the rebuild.  There are stil
> a few places it can get stuck, but many fewer than portupgrade.
> Portmaster is worth a look just out of amazement. It is a 4,000 line
> shell script.

While you are at it, you might want to give "portmanager" a spin. While
it can be a bit of a monster when used with the "-p" flag, I have found
it capable of fixing problems and building ports that portupgrade and
potmaster both choked on. As always, read the documentation thoroughly

Jerry ♔

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