Configure(still?) broken on OS X

David DeHaven david.dehaven at
Mon Jan 25 15:20:05 UTC 2016

>>>> This came up a while back, probably on another list...
>>>> XQuartz had to change the install location due to 10.11 not allowing installation to /usr/X11, so our configure script should be updated to also check in /opt/X11 now. I don't know if a bug was ever filed for this or not.
>>>> To answer the earlier question: Yes, freetype is required for OpenJDK builds on Mac.
>>> Incidentally, I have the same version of XQuartz installed on 10.10.5 and it creates symlinks:
>>> /usr/X11 -> /opt/X11
>>> /usr/X11R6 -> /opt/X11
>>> but those symlinks cannot be created on 10.11 for the aforementioned reason.
>>> -DrD-
>> I filed an issue to fix this and provided a proposed fix, but I've not tested it at all (and I can't at the moment...)
> I think we can be reasonably sure that if --with-freetype=/opt/X11 works, then your fix is working.
> I think your fix looks okay (apart from indentation but that might be Jira messing), but for formalitys sake I'd like you to send out a formal RFR. You don't need to create a webrev, the patch inline is ok.

Yeah, that's JIRA messing up the indentation. I've not found a way to use preformatted blocks in JIRA comments yet.

I'll post an official RFR later this morning.


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