Subject: USE_X11 and
To: None <>
From: Kouichirou Hiratsuka <>
List: tech-pkg
Date: 01/30/2005 22:00:47

With USE_X11, the files of the packages which are
depended upon by Xlib are not included.

For example, x11/Xrender depends on devel/zlib indirectly via
x11/xorg-libs (with X11_TYPE=xorg), but IS_BUILTIN.zlib is empty.

# cd /usr/pkgsrc/x11/Xrender
===> Checking for vulnerabilities in Xrender-0.8.4nb1
=> Checksum OK for libXrender-0.8.4.tar.bz2.
===> Extracting for Xrender-0.8.4nb1
===> Required installed package xorg-libs>=6.8.1nb2: xorg-libs-6.8.1nb3 found
===> Required installed package fontconfig>=2.2.96nb1: fontconfig-2.2.96nb1 found
===> Required installed package zlib>=1.2.1nb3: zlib-1.2.2 found
===> Required installed package freetype2>=2.1.9nb1: freetype2-2.1.9nb1 found
===> Required installed package expat>=1.95.8nb2: expat-1.95.8nb2 found
===> Required installed package libtool-base>=1.5.10nb6: libtool-base-1.5.10nb6 found
===> Required installed package pkgconfig>=0.15.0: pkgconfig-0.15.0nb1 found
===> Required installed package render>=0.8: render-0.8 found
===> Required installed package render>=0.2: render-0.8 found
xorg-libs pkgconfig render fontconfig zlib freetype2 expat
# make show-var VARNAME=IS_BUILTIN.zlib


In, the list of these packages should be added
to BUILDLINK_PACKAGES before inclusion of, I think.
However, in rev. 1.136, the order has been changed to fix another

revision 1.136
date: 2004/03/31 07:12:31;  author: jlam;  state: Exp;  lines: +20 -15
Move the check for USE_X11 after included since that file
may indirectly set USE_X11.  This should fix using some of the builtin
X11 software to build non-X11 packages.

I have three ideas.  Which one is best?  Or any other ideas?

 (1) Don't allow indirectly set USE_X11 and backout this.
 (2) Add more inclusions of after the check for USE_X11.
 (3) Add inclusions of these packages' from Xlib's or

best regards.
 Kouichirou Hiratsuka