Building vte fails

David Evans devans at
Thu Jul 2 10:18:00 PDT 2009

Janosch Peters wrote:
> On 07-02-2009, David Evans <devans at> wrote:
>> and if it fails again open a ticket against vte on track
>> ( including the full debug output
>> and specifying the following information about your system
> Done. Ticket is #20139. Its looking for a file called gdkx.h, which is 
> not on my disk. Im pretty sure that it is the cause.
> cheers,
> Janosch
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Yes,  you trying to build with gtk2 +no_x11 +quartz and vte does not 
support this.  To build vte you need to use
gtk2 without these variants.  Of course, this will conflict with other 
ports that you have built using gtk2 +no_x11 +quartz.

It's really not practical to try and mix x11 and quartz ports in the 
same build environment because of this. 

I recommend installing a second instance of macports so that you have 
one build environment for the default x11 ports
and a second for the +no_x11 +quartz variety.

See the MacPorts quide for instructions on how to do this.

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