Last Updated: February 25, 2016
· edtheprogrammer

make install with default options

I'm setting up a FreeBSD virtual machine on my laptop, which means using the ports collection. The ports collection is awesome, but whilst trying to install XFCE I get prompted about every fifteen seconds to chose options for some dependent package that is getting installed. I don't know a damned thing about these options and I'm just choosing the defaults. Turns out you can make install with defaults and without those pesky prompts by using the -DBATCH flag like this...

make -DBATCH install clean
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