FreeBSD: make config does not show config option

Today was update-time for my FreeBSD machines. editors/vim required some changes to the options. However, “make config” did not open the usual config dialog.

The config dialog requires ports-mgmt/dialog4ports to be installed. While the port was installed on my machine, it also was due to be updated. The stale version of dialog4ports prohibited the config dialog from appearing. After an successful update, I was able to change my vim options again:

So, if the config dialog does not appear on your system:

  1. check if ports-mgmt/dialog4ports is installed
  2. make sure it is updated to the newest version