Just a follow up. The most sensible solution to me is, to append the option "--batch" to portupgrade in the cron job. Then in cron job portupgrade will not bug me any more.
On 11/6/06, Josh Carroll <josh.carroll at psualum.com <http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions>> wrote:
* > Today I found the CPU is drained up by 5 instances of
*>* > "script" and "dialog", because everyday when portupgrade updates *>* > python, it tried to display a menu in text mode and ask for a few *>* > options (such as whether python should support IPv6 etc), which of *>* > course hangs in cron job. *>* *>* Some ports have a config make target which will save options. For *>* ports that do not, you can use pkgtools.conf and set MAKE_ARGS for *>* that port. *>* *>* It may be that a port was modified to support the config target, but *>* you have not yet run make config for it. It should remember the *>* options after you make config and select the options you want *>* included/excluded. *>* *>* Josh *>* _______________________________________________ *>* freebsd-questions at freebsd.org <http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions> mailing list *>* http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions *>* To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscribe at freebsd.org <http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions>" *>* *also, settting BATCH=YES in /etc/make.conf helps in getting around these dialogs -- however, UPDATING is your friend when something goes amiss. -Jeff _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"