On Friday 15 May 2009 19:26:00 mfv wrote:
> On Tuesday 12 May 2009 13:53:35 Mel Flynn wrote:
> > On Monday 11 May 2009 15:21:24 Jerry McAllister wrote:
> > > But, I very often wish there was a convenient way to see some of those
> > > messages and especially messages about things one has to do during
> > > the install, such as manually installing something or getting some
> > > license thing handled, before I start the port install.
> > >
> > > Sometimes I get a question in the middle of an install that I do not
> > > know how to answer and it is an awfully inconvenient time to have
> > > to start scrounging for information.    Having a commannd that
> > > would display all those things and maybe some related information
> > > or pointers to information for making an intelligent response - before
> > > starting the make -  would be very helpful.
> >
> > Do you have specific examples? Cause I can't think of anything that falls
> > under your description.
>
> Hello All,
>
> I had a recent experience with editors/openoffice.org-2.  Based on past
> experience I know that the compile would take a few hours.  I started make
> and left to do some chores.  When I returned I discovered that the program
> had aborted as I did not have java installed and had to download a patch
> from the Sun website.

This can and will not ever be fixed, because it's a legal and not a technical 
issue.
Once you know this, you know to install diablio-jdk first, which takes 5-10 
minutes pending download speed.
-- 
Mel
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