Why XFree86 being installed ?

Jyrki Wahlstedt jwa at macports.org
Mon Jun 4 00:13:39 PDT 2007

On 4.6.2007, at 7.12, Ryan Schmidt wrote:

> On Jun 2, 2007, at 20:11, Mark Hattam wrote:
>> Just did a selfupdate and an upgrade of outdated ports ... as  
>> php5.2.3 came along ... the Powerbook has now been spent the past  
>> 2 hours building XFree86 ... why??? And at the rate of it eating  
>> disk space, I fear it's going to fail before it finishes.
>> I obviously didn't need XFree86 with the outgoing versions of  
>> expat, freetype, pcre and php5 ... so why is it now a prerequisite?
>> The following is the Terminal output which has all been produced  
>> without intervention since the sudo port upgrade outdated  
>> instruction.
> Short answer: "sudo port sync" and then "sudo port upgrade php5".  
> X11 is no longer required by php5, as of today. You caught the  
> update at a bad time; php5 only required X11 for a period of about  
> 28 hours.
> Long answer: php5 has always been built with support for gd2, and  
> the php distribution has always included a copy of gd2. When my  
> comaintainer Jyrki updated php5 to 5.2.3 in r25792 on 2007-06-02  
> 05:17:19 -0500, a dependency on the gd2 port was added, because php  
> would not build correctly with its built-in gd2 for some reason.  
> The gd2 port requires an X11 installation, and as the message said,  
> your Apple X11 installation was incomplete as far as MacPorts was  
> concerned. So it tried to install XFree86, but that conflicted with  
> the parts of Apple X11 that you already had installed. To fix that,  
> you could either install all of Apple X11 (you need both X11SDK.pkg  
> from the Xcode installer disk image, which is installed by default  
> when you install Xcode, and X11User.pkg from your Mac OS X DVD,  
> which is not installed by default when you install Mac OS X) or  
> remove all of Apple X11 and install XFree86. I recommend using  
> Apple X11, if you need it. But you don't, not for php5, because as  
> of r25841 of 2007-06-03 09:18:20 -0500 php5 no longer depends on  
> the gd2 port -- a solution was found to let php5 use its built-in  
> gd2 again -- so you can just "sudo port sync" and then "sudo port  
> upgrade php5" as usual and MacPorts will no longer attempt to  
> install any X11.
one can see the php.net ticket at http://bugs.php.net/bug.php? 
id=41555. They fixed something else, and broke the build by modifying  
the configure script to try to load something with an empty -L  
switch. But now the fix is in place, both in our port and in php  
sources. Sorry for the mess!
At next release the patch is not needed anymore.

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