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Old 11th April 2010
Broodjegehaktmetmayo Broodjegehaktmetmayo is offline
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Default [Noob] test a port before install?

I thought by adding [Noob] you could easily see it's me again

Last week, I read somewhere a comment from somebody with a solution to a problem we all know: you do an install of a large port, you decide to put out your monitor and let it cook for the night, only to find out the next morning that it halted 5 minutes after you put out your monitor. He had a command to 'pretest' the port first. From what I recall it wasn't one of the 'make' steps, it was a separate kind of command.

I checked:
- FreeBSD handbook
- Two FreeBSD books I have
- port utilities in the ports
- Google

But I can't seem to find it anymore. Such a utility however would be extremely handy, as I intend to build koffice-kde4 from ports (as there doesn't seem to be a package).

Would anybody happen to know of such a utility? I promiss I will write it down in my notes

Thanks in advance
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