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Re: Modular Xorg vs. native Xorg

On Thu, 28 Apr 2022 at 08:17, Chavdar Ivanov <> wrote:
> Hi,
> I am using native Xorg; over the years some packages from Modular have
> been pulled by some programs and have been working without a problem.
> On my last pkg_rolling-replace I got a number of failures related to
> the present inability to build required modular Xorg packages whilst
> using native - e.g. net/tigervnc requires libXfont2, which now fails
> with
> ...
> ERROR: This package has set PKG_SKIP_REASON:
> ERROR: Package set is using native X11 component
> ...
> (my present libXfont2 is from February this year). The same is
> happening also with packages depending on libXft (this one also now
> needs modular Xorg, but my last successful build was on the 8th of
> April, so the change is recent).
> Do we still have the option of using, say. net/tigervnc, with native
> Xorg? What would be the right way to sort this out, short of switching
> to modular?

To answer my second question, I commented out the buidllink3 .include
lines for libXft and libXfont2 from its Makefile, now net/tigervnc
builds without the modular ones and links to the native ones, working
just fine.

Do I need some option in /etc/mk.conf to avoid this Makefile editing?

> BTW this is on a few days old -current amd64 system, if it matters.
> Chavdar
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