Subject: Re: How to get rid of pkgsrc make spewage?
To: Magnus Eriksson <>
From: Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 11/15/2004 23:12:51
On Mon, 15 Nov 2004 16:12:33 +0100 (CET)
Magnus Eriksson <> wrote:

> Hi.
>   Is there a way to turn off echoing the compiler output when building a
> package in pkgsrc?  It would be useful to be able to use the scrollback to
> actually see what as been installed after you install a "big" package,
> such as e.g. gimp.  I noticed you can set ECHO_MSG to lose the "``===>''
> style prompts", and am looking for something similar.
>  (I suppose you could set ECHO_MSG to echo to a file or a fifo or
> something and get at least some record of what happened, but I'd prefer a
> real solution.)

You can do:

	$ make install 2>&1 | tee ~/log
	$ grep ' Registering installation for ' ~/log

and similar tricks.


Julio M. Merino Vidal <>
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