making a server entirely without X

Jim Ohlstein jim at
Fri Jul 22 13:04:22 UTC 2016


> On Jul 22, 2016, at 8:54 AM, tech-lists <tech-lists at> wrote:
>> 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.

For ports I believe that you can set "OPTIONS_UNSET+=X11" and X11 support will be deselected, but you'll still have to go through options on each port and its dependencies to remove opens that may pull in X11 dependencies. 


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