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John B Brown jbb at
Thu Apr 29 10:36:55 PDT 2010

Dear Folk,

	After remembering I still have Applecare, I called support and asked 
how to uninstall the X11 installed set. I never realized the ease with 
which a package can be uninstalled on this system; remove it from the 
install folder in Finder, put it on the desktop, and reboot. Being a 
belt and suspender sort of guy, I trashed both the plist and the app 
before the reboot.

	Not so difficult after all.

	So, now I'll install XQuartz-2.5.0; the present installed OS is 
supplied from the MacOSUpdCombo10.6.3v1.1.dmg which may have broken X11 
when it went in. Who's to know?


	John B. Brown.
	[jbb at]
	358 High Street,
	Buffalo, Wyoming

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On 4/29/10 10:46 AM, Michael Funk wrote:
> On Apr 29, 2010, at 8:55 AM, John B Brown wrote:
>> jbb at pinball3:~
>> (7): % locate libtiff
>> /Library/Printers/hp/Utilities/HPPU Plugins/ZMeasurement.assistant/Contents/Resources/libtiff_copyright.txt
>> /src/gnu/LIBS/libtiff-lzw-1.3.tar.gz
>> /src/gnu/LIBS/libtiff-lzw-1.5.tgz
>> /src/gnu/LIBS/libtiff-lzw-1.5.tgz.md5
>> /System/Library/Tcl/8.4/Img1.4/libtifftcl3.8.2.dylib
>> /System/Library/Tcl/8.5/Img1.4/libtifftcl3.8.2.dylib
>> /Users/jbb/google-earth/
>> /usr/lib/libtiff.3.6.0.dylib
>> /usr/lib/libtiff.a
>> /usr/lib/libtiff.dylib
>> /usr/lib/
>> /usr/local/man/man3/libtiff.3t
> The libtiff in /usr/lib could definitely be a problem, I wonder if that's what's getting loaded instead of the one in the ImageIO directory.  You can tell its version by doing an 'otool -L /usr/lib/libtiff.dylib'.  In general /usr/lib is the domain of the OS vendor, nothing should be going in there aside from what the OS installer puts there (there is no /usr/lib/libtiff* on a stock system).  That's why MacPorts puts everything under /opt/local by default.
> Actually, from a previous email you said that your DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH was set to the following:
> DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH=/opt/local/lib:/usr/lib:/usr/X11/lib:/opt/schily/lib:/usr/local/lib
> You don't need to have /usr/lib in there (or shouldn't need it).  dyld uses full pathnames embedded in the binary header to resolve
> references to shared libraries.  DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH is used to override this behavior.  There's no need to set it at all unless you're debugging a different build of a library or otherwise want to forcibly change which shared libraries are loaded from which directories.  You probably don't need to define DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH at all, and probably shouldn't be setting it.
> By putting a custom build of libtiff in /usr/lib, and including /usr/lib in DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH, anything that needs to load libtiff.dylib will load your custom build of libtiff instead of the one it was intended to run with.  By default the filesystem is case-preserving but not case-sensitive ("LS" works just as well as "ls"), so libtiff.dylib looks just like libTIFF.dylib to dyld when it's resolving references for ImageIO.
>    Mike
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