Build Ports Without X11?

Roland Smith rsmith at
Tue Jul 29 20:53:11 UTC 2014

On Tue, Jul 29, 2014 at 03:04:18PM -0400, Rick Miller wrote:
> Hi all,
> I am using Poudriere to bulk build packages and encountered a failure that
> resulted in the program skipping a couple ports.  The failure occurred due
> to an X11 error.  However, the expectation is that all ports would build
> without X11 thus negating the need to compile and build all the X11
> dependancies for various packages.
> Despite the make.conf (shown below) specifying WITHOUT_X11, all these ports
> built with X11 support anyway.
> I'm pretty sure I must be doing something wrong and hoping that someone
> might be able to lead me to the solution that will compile any port without
> X11 support.
> Packages failed/skipped:
> gtk-update-icon-cache-2.24.22: failed
> gtk2-2.24.22_3: skipped due to above failure
> vim-7.4.364: skipped due to above failure
> make.conf:
> # cat 10_0-amd64-make.conf

Go to `/usr/ports/editors/vim` and run `make config`.
In the dialog box that appears, under "User interface" select CONSOLE.
Then select "OK" to save the options.

That way you will build vim without GTK+.

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