ghostscript and X11

N_Ox n.oxyde at
Thu Sep 6 15:26:52 PDT 2007

Le 6 sept. 07 à 23:04, Ryan Schmidt a écrit :

> On Sep 6, 2007, at 11:20, Emmanuel Hainry wrote:
>> People who install ghostscript as a dependency for teTeX are  
>> likely to
>> prefer it linked with X11 libraries. I thought that doxygen had a pdf
>> backend that would not rely on ghostscript, but it seems  
>> (according to
>> port deps) that it relies on TeX, so...)
>> ghostscript being used by different projects which target different
>> audiences, the most feature-rich it is the less unhappy people there
>> should be.
>> However, a no_x11 (or disable_x11_support as some may prefer) variant
>> should be possible to implement.
> I trust nobody will prefer "disable_x11_support" as we currently  
> have no portfiles that use that variant name. In contrast, we  
> currently have 10 portfiles that define "no_x11" variants and 2  
> that define "nox11" variants.

I understand that NLS is something that should be enable by default  
in ports.
However I don't think X11 is something everyone user wants, it is a  
huge dependency and I think its support should not be deactivated in  
a negative variant, but enable in a positive one, which would add  

Short version: +x11 > +no_x11.

Anthony Ramine, the infamous MacPorts Trac slave.
nox at

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