Install of the ZCM agent on Mac OS X Mountain Lion has an X11 error.

  • 7012061
  • 02-Apr-2013
  • 28-Oct-2013


Novell ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.3a Installation - Agent


When attempting to install the ZCM agent on OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.x) the following error is shown:
"To open "xauth," you need to install X11. Would you like to install X11 now?"


This is fixed in version 11.2.4 - see KB 7012027 "ZENworks Configuration Management 11.2.4 - update information and list of fixes" which can be found at


Apple has discontinued having X11 installed by default in the OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.x) release.

Additional Information

Apple knowledge base reference about OS X Mountain Lion and X11:

Link to XQuartz download: