Command line switch to say yes to dependencies?

Sterling Smith smithsp at
Tue Jan 3 16:47:54 CET 2017


I did search `man port`, but I had not added my custom install's MANPATH.  

Note that the use of the phrase "non-interactive mode" for this switch is in contradiction to the documentation of the command argument, which it claims if I give the command argument, then I am not in interactive mode already...  Also, searching for "yes" in the man page yields nothing.  I will provide a pull request with my suggestion for improvements to the description.


On Dec 31, 2016, at 4:42AM, Clemens Lang <cal at> wrote:

> Hi,
> On Fri, Dec 30, 2016 at 06:49:24AM -0800, Sterling Smith wrote:
>> So it seems there is a new feature that asks if I want to install all
>> of the dependencies of a requested port.  Is there a command line
>> switch to answer yes?  If not, is there some other programmatic way to
>> answer yes?  (This is installing for a non-default prefix from the
>> master branch, so maybe there is something in master that hasn't made
>> it to the documentation yet...)
> Non-interactive mode, -N, see 'man port'.
> -- 
> Clemens

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