Anyone running X11 apps on Mojave?

Chris Jones jonesc at
Mon Dec 3 13:23:42 UTC 2018

> On 3 Dec 2018, at 9:59 am, Russell Jones <russell.jones at> wrote:
>> On 01/12/2018 15:05, Christopher Jones wrote:
>>> On 26 Nov 2018, at 9:36 am, Dr M J Carter <Martin.Carter at> wrote:
>>> On Sat, Nov 24, 2018 at 11:58:16AM +0000, Christopher Jones wrote:
>>>> Note that the version of Xquartz from [2] is in fact
>>>> just a packaging of the MacPorts version ! In fact, the maintainer
>>>> of the Xquartz releases has stated that they may well no longer make
>>>> releases there, and only maintain the MacPorts provided version (via
>>>> the xorg-server port) going forward.
>>> That's going to prove interesting for those of us using MacTeX: its
>>> copy of gs-X11 seems to request and require libraries in /opt/X11 at
>>> runtime, not just at setup.  (In our setups, /usr/local/bin comes
>>> before /opt/local/bin, for reasons I can be tedious about on request,
>>> so MacTeX's gs preempts MacPorts's.)
>> well, the easy solution is to use macPorts provided TexLive ports.. These are built against MacPorts X11 dependencies….
> Except where they're in TeXLive and not in MacPorts, or not on the MacPorts build server and take a while to build.

If macports is indeed missing something, Github PRs are always welcome to add it. 

The build time not relevant to the point I was making, which is simply macports provides a texlive installation, that works against the MP x11 server, that I am sure provides everything the majority of users need. If you want this taking a little time to build it should not be a concern.

> Russell

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