making a server entirely without X

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Fri Jul 22 12:54:59 UTC 2016

On 22/07/2016 13:43, Jim Ohlstein wrote:
> Hello,
>> On Jul 22, 2016, at 8:38 AM, tech-lists <tech-lists at> wrote:
>> Hi,
>> I want to build a server entirely without X. What is the incantation for
>> make.conf please? Or is it incanted elsewhere?
> All X components are part of the ports/pkg system. If you don't want them, don't install them. 

But some ports will build X (or parts of X) as dependencies. Or
dependencies on dependencies. I want to prevent that. It used to be
something like WITHOUT_X11=YES in /etc/make.conf but that was a long
time ago and I think the syntax has changed. I'm looking for the new syntax.


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