make xorg-server a dependency of x11 ports?

Fred Wright fw at
Fri May 22 23:00:32 UTC 2020

On Thu, 21 May 2020, Ken Cunningham wrote:
>>  On Wed, 20 May 2020, Ken Cunningham wrote:
>> > /i was imagining just one key port — gtk, or some other always installed 
>> > />/required supporting lib — would do the test. /
>>  I don't think gtk is remotely close to being an always-required lib for
>>  X11 apps.
>>  Fred Wright
> Fill in your fav then, with your extensive x11 experience. If there is no 
> such library, well then, let's move on.

I suspect that there is, but that it's provided by the system rather than 
by a port.

> New users can segfault, and let them sort it out. It's a litmus test I 
> suppose, to see if they are worthy.

Another issue is that an X11 app could be installed purely for remote use 
over an X11 connection from another machine.  In that case, the server 
wouldn't be needed at all.  Again, a warning note would be OK, but not a 
hard dependency.

Fred Wright

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