Bug 104707 - XQuartz 2.7.11 fails to launch on Mac Sierra 10.12.6
Summary: XQuartz 2.7.11 fails to launch on Mac Sierra 10.12.6
Alias: None
Product: XQuartz
Classification: Unclassified
Component: New Bugs (show other bugs)
Version: 2.7.11 (xserver-1.18.4)
Hardware: Other Mac OS X (All)
: medium normal
Assignee: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
QA Contact: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
Depends on:
Reported: 2018-01-19 19:46 UTC by mmoore
Modified: 2019-05-23 18:32 UTC (History)
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Description mmoore 2018-01-19 19:46:22 UTC
XQuartz stopped working after having worked fine for a long time. I checked some obvious things like my $PATH to see if something stepped on it but didn't find any discernible difference from what I had previously.

$ echo $PATH /usr/local/bin:/usr/local/sbin:/bin:/sbin:/usr/bin:/usr/sbin:/usr/libexec:/usr/X11/bin:/usr/local/opt/python/libexec/bin:/Library/Frameworks/Python.framework/Versions/3.4/bin

So, after looking at what seems like a million suggestions I uninstalled with the commands listed at: https://gist.github.com/pwnsdx/d127873e24cef159d4d603accaf37ee4

After reinstalling with XQuartz-2.7.11.dmg I try launching XQuartz.app by right clicking it in a finder window but it doesn't launch. The only indication of a problem I can see is when launching the XQuartz.app I get the following:

$ tail -f /private/var/log/system.log | grep xquartz
Jan  5 17:26:33 bos-mpx3u com.apple.xpc.launchd[1] >(org.macosforge.xquartz.X11.24980[2612]): Service exited with abnormal code: 126

So, I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling XQuartz-2.7.9.dmg, reinstalling XQuartz-2.7.11.dmg and even reinstalling via $ brew cask install xquartz but I always get the same results.
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