Inkscape 0.92.0 now available on MacPorts
devans at macports.org
Sat Jan 7 23:43:26 CET 2017
On 1/7/17 3:20 PM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
> Doing “sudo port deactivate active” would deactivate ALL my active ports, would it not? And given that I have scores
> active, it would be brutal to reactivate all of them,
Hence the previously mentioned criticism but it works.
> I had originally installed inkscape with +quartz, which didn’t work. Then after uninstalling that I installed inkscape
> +x11, which also didn’t work!
Then you have some mixed combination of +x11 and +quartz ports installed that may not be compatible with each other.
So best to decide if you really want to run +quartz or +x11 as an arbitrary mixture can be problematic (as you have
> I don’t understand syntax & semantics of:
> sudo port -f deactivate rdepof:inkscape and active
> (I don’t find any mention of “rdepof” at guide.macports.org <http://guide.macports.org>, and I need to be sure that the
> “and active” there really applies only to whatever it is that would match "rdepof:inkscape”.
> I note the output from
> sudo port installed | grep quartz
> cairo @1.14.8_0+quartz+x11 (active)
> pango @1.40.3_1+quartz+x11 (active)
> tk @8.6.6_0+quartz (active)
> And I have a huge number of ports that depend on cairo.
> So still question is what to do.
Ok, I'm assuming you want to switch to +quartz. Let's take one step at a time.
First, cairo and pango are not an issue as they support both +x11 and +quartz without rebuilding. They're ok.
>From your output, I assume that gtk2 is still built +x11. That would explain why XQuartz is starting. What does
port installed gtk2
If it's still gtk2 +x11, install gtk2 +quartz instead. Test by running gtk-demo (provided by gtk2) and observe that it
runs (sucessfully) without XQuartz starting.
While you do this, I'll make a list of other inkscape dependencies from my (working) installation that need to be
rebuilt with +quartz.
>> On Jan 7, 2017, at 4:48 PM, David Evans <devans at macports.org <mailto:devans at macports.org>> wrote:
>> On 1/7/17 10:31 AM, Murray Eisenberg wrote:
>>> I have latest (2..7.11) XQuartz installed under macOS Sierra (10.12.2). I installed inkscape+quartz and insckape-app.
>>> When I either run inkscape from Terminal command line or from inkscape.app created by the latter, I see the XQiartz icon
>>> repeatedly appear and bounce in my Dock and then disappear. But I never see an Inkscape window.
>>> How to fix?
>> If the XQuartz server is being activated, that indicates that your program is issuing X11 protocol requests. Thus, it
>> appears that you have not been successful in rebuilding all the necessary dependencies with +quartz instead of +x11.
>> Although I have been criticized for suggesting such a brute force approach, the most fool proof way I know of doing
>> this this transition successfully is the following:
>> sudo port deactivate active
>> sudo port install inkscape +quartz
>> or perhaps less clumsily
>> sudo port -f deactivate rdepof:inkscape and active
>> sudo port install inkscape +quartz
>> This is how I switch from one to the other for testing.
>> Note that a potential problem in trying to switch from +x11 to +quartz on a port by port basis is that you may now be
>> mixing installed ports that require +x11 and others that require +quartz that may have common dependencies that can only
>> be installed one way or the other.
>> Depending on what ports you often use, you may have to decide on whether you want a +quartz only installation or an +x11
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