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Re: pkg/56651: net/tigervnc needs x11/xauth as a dependency

The following reply was made to PR pkg/56651; it has been noted by GNATS.

From: "David H. Gutteridge" <>
To: Sad Clouds <>
Subject: Re: pkg/56651: net/tigervnc needs x11/xauth as a dependency
Date: Wed, 23 Feb 2022 21:41:43 -0500

 On 2022-02-23 at 03:16, Sad Clouds wrote:
 > This issue occurs on Solaris, there is no base X11. Pkgsrc is using
 > modular Xorg packages as dependencies - meaning I didn't install Xorg
 > to begin with, I did "bmake package" in net/tigervnc and let pkgsrc
 > figure out all required dependencies. So x11/xauth was missing and
 > looks like it needs to be added as an explicit dependency.
 Well, there is a base X11 available for the version of Solaris you're
 using, so it wasn't clear if you had it installed or not. (Even on
 NetBSD, I mix between base and modular X components out of necessity,
 tigervnc also expects x11/xinit to be installed. It won't be pulled in
 by pkgsrc right now either. How did that package get installed on your
 machine? Or was it also not installed?
 This seems a bit like someone installing a window manager from pkgsrc,
 then finding that there is no xinit/startx available. That could happen
 too. If you want to run an X client on that machine, you'd also need an
 X server installed, and pkgsrc won't pull that in, either. It's kind of
 assumed that'll be there, either by using what's provided by the base
 OS, or by someone using the meta package(s), depending on the
 choices they've made.

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