Force Macports to use XQuartz as X11 dependency

Jeremy Huddleston jeremyhu at
Tue Aug 31 19:19:36 PDT 2010

On Aug 31, 2010, at 15:19, Dennis C wrote:

> Greetings;
> My apologies if I'm missing something here including any other posts about
> it, but why couldn't we maybe have some sort of "conditioning system" where
> the port files first look for any dependencies in the standard Mac OS X
> libraries and just point to them if they're there, and only otherwise
> maintain their own copies as they do in any case already?

Because that fails horribly for the reasons I mentioned in my previous email....

Additionally, there is no standard way to really check what versions of bits are on a particular system.  You can grep .la files, .pc files, check the version number in the dylib, check output from 'someapp --version' ... that is too hacky and cumbersome to be reliable.  We'd rather put effort into something that is worth it.

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