Working X11 with macOS

Jakob Schlyter jakob at
Mon Dec 19 18:15:35 AEDT 2016

On 2016-12-18 at 19:07, Ron Frederick wrote:

> While checking for “/tmp/launch” as a prefix is a problem now that 
> MacOS is putting these local sockets in paths starting with 
> “/private/tmp/”, I think this new code should at 
> a minimum require that the path start with a leading “/“ before 
> treating it as a local socket and doing a stat() on it.

Even though this may be to late for 7.4, here's a patch:

Do we want an error logged as well?


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