The return of X11?

Tabitha McNerney tabithamc at
Mon Nov 4 17:45:33 PST 2013

Thanks to all for your replies on this. Good to know my memory isn't
failing me :)


On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 3:08 PM, Brandon Allbery <allbery.b at> wrote:

> On Mon, Nov 4, 2013 at 7:22 PM, Tabitha McNerney <tabithamc at>wrote:
>> Maybe its my imagination, but I noticed today, after the upgrade to 10.9
>> and Xcode 5.0.1, the X11 app appears in /Applications/Utilities  ...
>> alongside with the XQuartz app. I seem to recall I intentionally installed
>> XQuartz last year because Apple had no longer provided the X11 app. But
>> maybe I'm just losing it with my memory. Or, has Apple returned to its
>> older ways of providing X11 as part of Xcode?
> I understand Apple has acknowledged this as a bug in the 10.9 upgrader: if
> you already have XQuartz installed on 10.8 and you upgrade to 10.9, the X11
> "stub" (which prompts you to install XQuartz, and does nothing else) gets
> reinstalled and reactivated in launchd. Just reinstall XQuartz to make it
> go away.
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> brandon s allbery kf8nh                               sine nomine
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