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Re: gitk fails to start after updating cygwin
On Fri, 2012-02-17 at 23:54 +0100, marco atzeri wrote:
> probably yes, the current setup.ini requires the X DLL's needed but
> not the xorg-server
> could you add it ?
xorg-server is not specified as a runtime dependency of libX11 or libxcb
for several reasons:
* not everything that uses libX11 actually needs an X server all the
time (e.g. giflib) or at all (e.g. nas).
* the X11 client-server model allows a choice of X servers, of which
XWin (while preferred) is only one such implementation, or users may
choose a remote connection from another OS (e.g. a Linux box or VM).
Therefore, xorg-server (preferably with xinit) is left to the user to
select for installation.
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