Bug 98591 - XQuartz 2.7.11 Crashes on start-up for Mac OSX 10.12.1
Summary: XQuartz 2.7.11 Crashes on start-up for Mac OSX 10.12.1
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 critical
Assignee: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
QA Contact: Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia
Depends on:
Reported: 2016-11-04 17:19 UTC by Samuel Dupree
Modified: 2017-09-07 11:18 UTC (History)
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Crash Dump from XQuartz (5.74 KB, text/plain)
2016-11-04 17:19 UTC, Samuel Dupree

Description Samuel Dupree 2016-11-04 17:19:05 UTC
Created attachment 127763 [details]
Crash Dump from XQuartz

XQuartz v. 2.7.11 crashes on start-up on Mac Pro running Mac OS X v. 10.12.1 (Sierra). The crash dump has been attached.
Comment 1 Jeremy Huddleston Sequoia 2016-11-05 00:24:37 UTC
This is behaving correctly.  You've instructed dyld to use your libraries in DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH instead of the ones we ship, and the crash happened because of your libraries.  dyld now does a great job of pointing out where you've shot yourself in the foot:


Don't do that!  Don't set DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH unless you really understand what it's doing.  If someone told you to use DYLD_LIBRARY_PATH, go tell them they were wrong.
Comment 2 conorowenswalton 2017-09-07 11:18:28 UTC
Thanks so much for this fix, you are 100% correct.

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