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My specific situation is that I am trying to find out whether Apple bumped the system version of libcairo to 1.12.16 in Yosemite from an earlier version of libcairo in Mavericks.

I can somewhat easily find the version on my current system by inspecting the header files, but I can't seem to find that information online.

Does there exist a reference online for all the files included in different versions of OS X, or a way to find versions of system libraries (short of having access to a computer running a specific version of OS X)?

Failing that, I'd appreciate someone running Mavericks taking a peek in /opt/X11/include/cairo/cairo-version.h and telling me the version listed there.

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  • Apple does not make such things public. You may consider visiting an Apple Store as they all their Macs are running Yosemite to gather the information you require.
    – user10355
    Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 16:27
  • Bummer, I thought that might be the case. My issue is that I am running Yosemite and trying to figure out which version of libcairo is in Mavericks.
    – andyras
    Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 16:33
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    /opt/X11 is not part of anything installed by Apple
    – mmmmmm
    Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 18:00
  • Mark's answer below is helpful in showing this - the Open Source pages he linked do not reference libcairo at all.
    – tubedogg
    Commented Oct 22, 2014 at 20:17
  • Mark's comment above may be more useful--it looks like libcairo may not be included in Yosemite, and something else installed it.
    – andyras
    Commented Oct 23, 2014 at 11:50

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To answer the specific question, in newer releases, libcairo is part of cairo, which is part of XQuartz rather than the Apple-supplied X11 installation. You can find out the supplied version by checking the page for the release in question - for example, here for 2.7.7.

As has been answered by Mark, the Apple Open Source site provides listings of all of the open source software included in each release.

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Look at the Apple pages listing the open source products in each release. Unfortunately the Yosemite page has not been added yet.

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