no more Quartz in new MacOS 10.13.2?

James Clayson james at
Sun Dec 31 17:09:40 UTC 2017

Dear All,

I'm a novice using MacPorts but I have used it to successfully install Python on my MacBookPro since late 2014 and on many different Macs used by my students.

I would use the command like: sudo port install py36-tkinter +quartz

and everything was fine. I recently upgraded to MacOS 10.13.2, updated MacPorts for High Sierra and got the most recent Xcode. My MacPorts installed python opens but crashes whenever I attempt to open or save a .py file. I can install python using X11 but miss the quartz interface.

I recently read on the internet that quartz in no longer part of the newest Mac systems

Can anyone help me? Thanks in advance.

James Clayson

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