Context: I'm trying to use vim's clientserver mode on Mac OS X, using iterm2. I've compiled vim with clientserver via brew, and I've got XQuartz installed also. This is to allow continuous compilation for the vimtex plugin.
When opening vim with
vim --servername VIM
it opens vim seemingly as normal, but
v:servername stays empty, and from another terminal calling
vim --serverlist gives no output (not even an error). To me, it seems like vim isn't really creating a server at all?