quartz/x11 conflict

Brandon Allbery allbery.b at gmail.com
Sat Aug 18 16:31:19 PDT 2012

On Sat, Aug 18, 2012 at 7:16 PM, Tabitha McNerney <tabithamc at gmail.com>wrote:

> 3.) After creating this new instance of Mountain Lion, I was bewildered
> when I saw in the Launchpad an X11 icon. I double clicked the X11 icon and
> an alert panel asked me if I wanted to install it (I decided not to because
> I wanted to understand why X11 as an install option was

I am under the impression there is a dummy that installs XQuartz when
invoked, to make life easier for people expecting X11.app to be there.
 Likewise the binaries under /usr/X11 advise the user to install XQuartz if

In short, Apple is no longer preinstalling an out-of-date XQuartz, but just
referring people to the real thing.

brandon s allbery                                      allbery.b at gmail.com
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