build ports without X -- make.conf

Paul Waring paul at
Mon Nov 7 18:16:23 GMT 2005

On Mon, Nov 07, 2005 at 01:16:27PM -0500, Dan Mahoney, System Admin wrote:
> In BSD 4.x, there was a section in the make.conf manpage that said you 
> could define WITHOUT_X11 and ports would build without it (for things like 
> ghostscript, cvsup, etc, which have distinctly different ports)
> For some reason this is gone in 5.x -- what's the appropriate way to do 
> this now (since WITHOUT_X11 still worked on a couple ports I've tried.)

Who told you it had gone? I've been using WITHOUT_X11=yes ever since I
started using FreeBSD as a server operating system, and it's always had
the intended result, even up until now as I'm ready to go from 5.4->6.0.


Rogue Tory

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