problems installing doxygen

Joshua Root jmr at
Wed Feb 25 17:34:07 PST 2009

Bakki Kudva wrote:
> Hi,
> I did a system upgrade to 1.7 and tried to install doxygen. I get...
> --->  Activating xorg-renderproto @0.9.3_0
> Error: Target org.macports.activate returned: Image error:
> /opt/local/include/X11/extensions/render.h is being used by the active
> render port.  Please deactivate this port first, or use the -f flag to
> force the activation.
> Error: The following dependencies failed to build: graphviz xorg-libs
> xorg-libXcursor xorg-renderpro .............
> .........ile xorg-libxkbui xorg-xcb-util
> Error: Status 1 encountered during processing.
>  >>>
> I cannot understand how a .h file could be unavailable.
> The port xorg-renderproto shows as being installed and active. Is
> there some sort of circular reference here?
> Can some one please help me understand what's going on? Thanks.

See this ticket: <>

and this thread:

> The render port was removed a while ago, and for quite a while before
> that it installed no files because it has been replaced by
> xorg-renderproto. Anyway, render is no longer needed, so to get rid of
> it just run `sudo port -f uninstall render`.

- Josh

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