phpMyAdmin install stopped in dependency 'libXau-1.0.4'

Kikachi Kozumi kikachi at
Sat Oct 17 22:34:51 UTC 2009

2009/10/16 Matthew Seaman <m.seaman at>:
> Kikachi Kozumi wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I tried installing phpMyAdmin in an ezjail created jail already
>> installed with apache22, mysql and php5 running FreeBSD 7.1-RELEASE
>> i386 with no X11 (headless).
>> The port install failed when dependency 'libXau-1.0.4' configure
>> couldn't find gnome-config:
>> ...
>> checking for XAU... gnome-config: not found
>> configure: error: Package requirements (xproto) were not met.
>> ...
>> I'm not sure if this issue is specific to my system or is it a ports
>> issue but I found that libXau-1.0.4 was in the ports tree since
>> January 2009 so it's less likely to be an issue with the port itself.
>> Right now I'm not sure if the required gnome-config is lost from my
>> system or was never there in the 1st place. What can I do to continue
>> with phpMyAdmin installation?
>> I'm also curious why the phpMyAdmin port requires libX11 libraries to
>> build while the phpMyAdmin website states that php, mysql and apache
>> are the requirements for running phpMyAdmin?
>Try placing WITHOUT_X11=yes into /etc/make.conf so it will build without the
>X related nonsense.
Thank you.
I added WITHOUT_X11=yes to /etc/make.conf and that did the trick.
> phpMyAdmin only depends on X through one of the optional extensions:
> php5-gd.  If you disable the GD and PDF options in the configuration
> dialogue you'll not need to install any X related dependencies.  Or
> you can rebuild graphics/gd using 'WITHOUT_X11=yes' if you want to be
> able to generate PDF of database schemas etc through phpMyAdmin.
> Hmmm... as far as I can tell, gnome-config is not a run-time dependency
> of phpMyAdmin even when compiled with all options enabled and with X11
> support in the gd libraries.  Either gnome-config is a build dependency
> from somewhere way down the dependency tree (ie. only needed to build
> something, not needed to run it) or you've got a misplaced 'USE_GNOME'
> somewhere.  In general, USE_FOO is for port maintainers only and shouldn't
> appear in /etc/make.conf or any other Makefile that gets generally included
> everywhere.  Use WITH/WITHOUT_FOO in /etc/make.conf to indicate global
> preferences.  (Gentoo we ain't)
>        Cheers,
>        Matthew
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I've used WITHOUT_X11=yes in /etc/make.conf and gotten phpMyAdmin
installed. Thank for the advice regarding GD and PDF options. I'll
keep them in mind. Won't be the last I'll see of phpMyAdmin.

The port install failed when 'Configuring for libXau-1.0.4' -
prerequisite of libX11 - couldn't find gnome-config. I just had this
jail freshly configured less than a week ago as a BAMP server. I'm
sure I haven't place USE_GNOME anywhere in the jail.

The following is my pkg_info output, phpMyAdmin was the last thing I installed.

# pkg_info
apache-2.2.13       Version 2.2.x of Apache web server with prefork MPM.
autoconf-2.62       Automatically configure source code on many Un*x platforms
autoconf-wrapper-20071109 Wrapper script for GNU autoconf
expat-2.0.1         XML 1.0 parser written in C
freetype2-2.3.9_1   A free and portable TrueType font rendering engine
gettext-0.17_1      GNU gettext package
gmake-3.81_3        GNU version of 'make' utility
help2man-1.36.4_3   Automatically generating simple manual pages from program o
jpeg-7              IJG's jpeg compression utilities
libcheck-0.9.6      A unit test framework for C
libgcrypt-1.4.4     General purpose crypto library based on code used in GnuPG
libgpg-error-1.7    Common error values for all GnuPG components
libiconv-1.13.1     A character set conversion library
libltdl-2.2.6a_1    System independent dlopen wrapper
libmcrypt-2.5.8     Multi-cipher cryptographic library (used in PHP)
libpthread-stubs-0.1 This library provides weak aliases for pthread functions
libtool-2.2.6a_1    Generic shared library support script
libxml2-2.7.6       XML parser library for GNOME
libxslt-1.1.26      The XSLT C library for GNOME
m4-1.4.13,1         GNU m4
mysql-client-5.4.2  Multithreaded SQL database (client)
mysql-server-5.4.2  Multithreaded SQL database (server)
p5-Authen-PAM-0.16_1 A Perl interface to the PAM library
p5-DBI-1.60.9       The perl5 Database Interface.  Required for DBD::* modules
p5-Data-ShowTable-3.3 Perl5 module to pretty-print arrays of data
p5-Mysql-modules-1.2219 Perl5 modules for accessing MySQL databases
p5-Net-SSLeay-1.35_2 Perl5 interface to SSL
p5-Storable-2.21    Persistency for perl data structures
p5-gettext-1.05_2   Message handling functions
pcre-7.9            Perl Compatible Regular Expressions library
pdflib-7.0.4        A C library for dynamically generating PDF
pecl-pdflib-2.1.6_1 A PECL extension to create PDF on the fly
perl-5.8.9_3        Practical Extraction and Report Language
php5-5.2.11_1       PHP Scripting Language
php5-bz2-5.2.11_1   The bz2 shared extension for php
php5-ctype-5.2.11_1 The ctype shared extension for php
php5-dom-5.2.11_1   The dom shared extension for php
php5-extensions-1.3 A "meta-port" to install PHP extensions
php5-filter-5.2.11_1 The filter shared extension for php
php5-gd-5.2.11_1    The gd shared extension for php
php5-hash-5.2.11_1  The hash shared extension for php
php5-iconv-5.2.11_1 The iconv shared extension for php
php5-json-5.2.11_1  The json shared extension for php
php5-mbstring-5.2.11_1 The mbstring shared extension for php
php5-mcrypt-5.2.11_1 The mcrypt shared extension for php
php5-mysql-5.2.11_1 The mysql shared extension for php
php5-openssl-5.2.11_1 The openssl shared extension for php
php5-pcre-5.2.11_1  The pcre shared extension for php
php5-pdo-5.2.11_1   The pdo shared extension for php
php5-pdo_sqlite-5.2.11_1 The pdo_sqlite shared extension for php
php5-posix-5.2.11_1 The posix shared extension for php
php5-session-5.2.11_1 The session shared extension for php
php5-simplexml-5.2.11_1 The simplexml shared extension for php
php5-spl-5.2.11_1   The spl shared extension for php
php5-sqlite-5.2.11_1 The sqlite shared extension for php
php5-tokenizer-5.2.11_1 The tokenizer shared extension for php
php5-xml-5.2.11_1   The xml shared extension for php
php5-xmlreader-5.2.11_1 The xmlreader shared extension for php
php5-xmlwriter-5.2.11_1 The xmlwriter shared extension for php
php5-zip-5.2.11_1   The zip shared extension for php
php5-zlib-5.2.11_1  The zlib shared extension for php
phpMyAdmin-  A set of PHP-scripts to manage MySQL over the web
pkg-config-0.23_1   A utility to retrieve information about installed libraries
png-1.2.40          Library for manipulating PNG images
portmaster-2.12     Manage your ports without external databases or languages
python26-2.6.2_3    An interpreted object-oriented programming language
t1lib-5.1.2_1,1     A Type 1 Rasterizer Library for UNIX/X11
webmin-1.490        Web-based interface for system administration for Unix
xcb-proto-1.5       The X protocol C-language Binding (XCB) protocol

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