Once you tell tinderbox to build a list of ports it happily goes off and does it's work. But how do you know what it is doing? Well let's nosey around and see what we can find. Let's open a terminal and tell it to compile devel/p5-Log-Dispatch and see what happens.
Tinderbox's main purpose would be as a developer tool to assist in FreeBSD port maintainers in getting various software packages available to FreeBSD users, but can it be used for more than that - yes.