how to make ports not install xorg or dependencies

Guido Falsi mad at
Tue Jul 31 10:49:39 UTC 2018

On 7/31/18 12:41 PM, tech-lists wrote:
> Hello,
> context: freebsd-12 r336215 arm64
> I don't want xorg or X11 or any of its components installed on this
> system. I install ports in the traditional way, in other words cd port
> && make config && make install. Any ports that in a generic config want
> to install xorg libs, I want the no-x11 variant.
> There used to be a way to enforce this no-xorg in make.conf but looking
> at /usr/share/examples/etc/make.conf I can find no reference to X Xorg
> x11 or xorg. I presume there's a new method. If there is, can anyone
> please tell me how?

You can add OPTIONS_UNSET+=X11 in make.conf.

ports having an X11 option will have that disabled by default.

There is no warranty no port will have X11 dependencies anyway, it's not
mandatory to respect that knob.

Guido Falsi <mad at>

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