Get "configure: error: Broken X11 install" when selfupdate

Ryan Schmidt ryandesign at
Fri Apr 24 20:41:59 PDT 2009

On Apr 24, 2009, at 04:36, Jeremy Huddleston wrote:

> On Apr 24, 2009, at 00:44, Zhang Xiao wrote:
>> I am running MacPorts 1.70 now and want to update to 1.71.
>> But when I ran "port selfupdate" I got:
>> ...
>> checking for XOpenDisplay in -lX11... no
>> Unknown configuration problem. Please install the X11 runtime
>> and/or X11 SDK  packages from the Xcode Developer Tools CD
>> configure: error: Broken X11 install
>> I've installed X11SDK in Xcode package. When I tried to install  
>> "X11 update 2006" it says my system does not need to do that.
> Can you please put config.log in a pastebin
> Yeah, that's for Tiger.
> I'm wondering if 1.8.x should abandon x11prefix entirely now that  
> we've got x11 in MP...

This would mean removing the notion of +system_x11 as well? I  
wouldn't mind that.

We currently have 297 occurrences of "x11prefix" in 153 ports, so  
there is some port cleanup to do before x11prefix can be excised from  
MacPorts base.

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