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Re: Package options dialog

On Sat, May 05, 2018 at 02:31:03PM -0500, Jason Bacon wrote:
> Has anyone looked into providing something like FreeBSD's dailog4ports for
> selecting package options?

Spare me/us!

I much prefer putting package options into mk.conf or make.conf as pkgsrc does, and so does Gentoo (Linux): so much easier to control and keep track of options that way.

Before FreeBSD adopted dialog4ports, there was a nastier dialog.  When I specified a log file, for instance, in port directory,

make install clean |& tee build.log (using tcsh shell),

the screen would become horribly messed up.

dialog4ports, like its predecessor, dialog, does not allow going back to correct a finger error.


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