X11 problem?

Bryan Blackburn blb at macports.org
Sun Feb 8 16:21:25 PST 2009

On Mon, Feb 09, 2009 at 10:14:37AM +1100, Joshua Root said:
> Robert Campbell wrote:
> > Just to kick things off, I built xv (had to build subversion first). 
> > Now it appears to be installing Xorg in its entirety (do I really need
> > Xinerama?  kinda doubtful).
> > 
> > Is this the expected behavior now, or did the new installation miss the
> > Apple X11 already installed?  Could it have been a path thing?  Was
> > there a placeholder I needed to "install" to tell macports I already had
> > X11?
> Yes, this is expected behaviour. X had historically been an exception to
> the "MacPorts uses its own stuff" rule, for various reasons. Those
> reasons no longer apply, so the exception is gone.
> If you really want the old behaviour back, you can use the +system_x11
> variant (best to add it to variants.conf).

Do note, thought, that part of the reason is the age of the X11 Apple
provides for 10.4, some current ports won't build against it anymore.


> - Josh

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