RW wrote: > On Mon, 12 Nov 2007 08:14:02 -0800 > "Mark D. Foster" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote: > > >> Vince wrote: >> >>> Ashley Moran wrote: >>> >>> >>>> Hi >>>> >>>> I was just wondering, what is the motivation behind the GUI >>>> configuration for some ports? Simply put, they drive me up the >>>> wall. I've lost count of the number of times I've come back to a >>>> big install to find it hanging on a config screen. Possibly I'm >>>> missing something. >>>> >>> I agree though, I often suffer the same problem, coming back after >>> a few hours to a build that should have finished to find its >>> sitting on the first dependency. >>> >>> >> Maybe it's been suggested before (in which case I add my vote) but a >> timeout mechanism would solve this... give the user 10s to provide a >> keypress else bailout and use the "default" options. >> >> > > That would involve standing-over the build for hours or days in case > you miss a 10-second window - it's just not practical IMO. > > > Setting the menus is pretty easy to script, and you can also set BATCH > to take the default options > _______________________________________________ > email@example.com mailing list > http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions > To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]" > > > And in fact you can make all these screens appear before actually compiling:
make config-recursive (select all wanted options) make install clean (no more questions asked) it is all in the manual: man ports _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"