making a server entirely without X

Solène RAPENNE solene at
Fri Jul 22 13:21:11 UTC 2016

Le 2016-07-22 14:54, tech-lists a écrit :
> 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.


You may have problems with some ports if you want to build them without 
X11. I had to remove WITHOUT_X11=yes because of some ports, I don't 
remember their names but they were related to images creation (like 
ImageMagick etc..).

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