Bug report #347

OSX version requires X11 ??

Added by hamish_nospam-yahoo-com - over 17 years ago. Updated over 14 years ago.

Assignee:Gary Sherman
Affected QGIS version: Regression?:No
Operating System:OS X Easy fix?:No
Pull Request or Patch supplied: Resolution:fixed
Crashes QGIS or corrupts data: Copied to github as #:10406


Maybe I missed something, but I didn't think X11 needed to be installed for QGIS to work on Mac. Didn't see anything about it in the README.

I just installed QGIS 0.8prev2 on a MiniMac PPC and when double clicking on the Qgis icon it activates but then nothing happens.
(no "Titan" splash screen)

Once I installed X11 on the system it started ok.

Also in the OSX readme file says it will work with GRASS 6.1.x, this should be updated to "GRASS 6.1 or newer" (there are now 6.2.x release and and 6.3-cvs devel branches)



#1 Updated by Gary Sherman over 17 years ago

It appears one of the libraries depends on libSM:

dyld: Library not loaded: /usr/X11R6/lib/libSM.6.dylib
Referenced from: /Users/hobu/Desktop/qgis-0.8.0pre2/qgis.app/Contents/MacOS/./qgis
Reason: image not found

We need to determine if X11 is a requirement for QGIS on OS X, otherwise remove the dependency on libSM.

#2 Updated by Tom Elwertowski over 17 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from Open to Closed

The libgif included with qgis-0.8.0pre2 required X11. It has been rebuilt --without-x for the next release.

#3 Updated by Anonymous over 14 years ago

Milestone Version 0.8 deleted

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