installing X11 after finishing Snow Leopard install- is it possible?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by jmcguckin, Sep 3, 2009.

  1. jmcguckin macrumors regular

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    #1
    ok, so here's my problem- when I installed Snow Leopard recently, I opted to not include X11 as one of the "optional" components, and now I am unable to run one of my old occasional-use applications (assuming this is because I don't have X11 available). what I need to know is whether it is possible to simply add that onto my current SL install or if I need to do a complete re-install in order to gain access to the additional components again.

    thanks in advance, either way!
     
  2. Eraserhead macrumors G4

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    I'd say it was possible to install X11 later, if you insert the CD and load the optional installs option - note you don't want to install Xcode or the developers tools.
     
  3. tshort macrumors regular

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  4. polobreaka macrumors 6502a

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    ^ i agree. i installed x11 after my SL install. no problem at all.
     
  5. uaecasher macrumors 65816

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    you can always install extra stuff from your DVD
     
  6. jmcguckin thread starter macrumors regular

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    thanks for the suggestions guys, I went ahead and installed X11 via the Snow Leopard Install DVD and everything works fine now... I figured that would be the best way to go about it, but I just wanted to make sure.
     

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