Ticket #18210 (closed defect: invalid)
MacPorts not recognizing Leopard X11 libs?
|Reported by:||jmallen@…||Owned by:||macports-tickets@…|
|Keywords:||X11 xorg libraries||Cc:|
Sorry to have to open a ticket for this particular problem, but seeing as you guys don't have a discussion forum or any other convenient way to communicate, this is the only option I have left, as my searches haven't been to fruitful. I seriously have a lot of questions about various MacPorts problems, and the lack of a discussion forum is really quite vexing because there's no convenient way look at previous problems people had that weren't necessarily bugs.
I'm trying to get PyFTGL going, and for that, I needed ftgl. On my other Mac (also running the latest Leopard), I used MacPorts and it seemed to work properly. Now I'm not really interested in troubleshooting my ftgl specific problems here. All I do know is that on my desktop, it appears that ftgl built properly with no need for any xorg libs.
However when I tried to do something similar from my MacBook I had a long string of xorg dependencies. In order to make sure that I had everything set up properly, I completely removed MacPorts in the manner prescribed by the guide, and re-installed X11, XQuartz, and Xcode tools, and then re-installed the binary version of MacPorts.
So I tried again to install ftgl, and I am again installing xorg libraries, when I'd prefer to use the ones that are installed with Leopard. Do I need to install MacPorts in a different way? I would love to know this, because the documentation is very sparse on this subject.
Sorry to have to open a ticket here, but I've been looking all afternoon for a more appropriate venue, and have yet to find one.