Proper dependencies for "x11"

Lawrence Velázquez larryv at
Sun Jul 21 13:31:59 PDT 2013

On Jul 21, 2013, at 3:21 PM, Mojca Miklavec <mojca at> wrote:

> When exploring different aspects of x11 I realised that gnuplot uses
>    depends_lib-append port:xpm
> for x11 variant, but links to the following libraries (among others):
> /opt/local/lib/libXpm.4.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libX11.6.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libgtk-x11-2.0.0.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libgdk-x11-2.0.0.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libgio-2.0.0.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libXrender.1.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libXinerama.1.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libXi.6.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libXrandr.2.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libXcursor.1.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libXcomposite.1.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libXdamage.1.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libXfixes.3.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libXext.6.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libatk-1.0.0.dylib
> /opt/local/lib/libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.0.dylib
> What is the proper way to declare the dependencies? Is dependence on
> xpm alone enough?


> I also notices linking to tiff, freetype, glib2, gettext without
> declaring an explicit dependence, but some of those are dependencies
> of gd2, for some I didn't check.

The gnuplot port must declare a dependency on any port that provides a library it links to.


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