ports/137373: x11/libX11: make dependance on x11/libxcb

Robert Noland rnoland at FreeBSD.org
Sun Dec 20 02:05:06 UTC 2009

On Sat, 2009-12-19 at 22:20 +0000, Carlos A. M. dos Santos wrote:
> The following reply was made to PR ports/137373; it has been noted by GNATS.
> From: "Carlos A. M. dos Santos" <unixmania at gmail.com>
> To: rnoland at freebsd.org
> Cc: freebsd-x11 at freebsd.org, bug-followup at freebsd.org
> Subject: Re: ports/137373: x11/libX11: make dependance on x11/libxcb
> Date: Sat, 19 Dec 2009 20:17:04 -0200
>  Robert,
>  I think I foud what "mesa" you are talking about: graphics/libGL. Well
>  if you pay attention to the contents of bsd.mesalib.mk then you will
>  see that it already recognizes a WITHOUT_XCB knob. That knob is there
>  since the update X.org ports to 7.4+, last january. But I don't need
>  to tell this to you. have been updating that file for ten  months, so
>  you know its contents.
>  So, in the very end, you are attempting to convince me that that
>  giving the user the opportunity to turn off XCB is accetpable in
>  libGL, but not in libX11. This is contradictory.
>  By the way, the assertion that "having a non-xcb enabled libx11 would
>  cause weird build/run time issues" is  false.

If it is disabled everywhere, it is fine.  But having it disabled for
libx11 and enabled for xserver and/or mesa (libGL and friends) would be


>  -- 
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>  make an omelette without breaking eggs". Not because I like the
>  omelettes, but because I like the sound of eggs being broken.
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