[tex-live] x64 libXau

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Tue Dec 23 02:02:40 CET 2008

Karl Berry writes:
 >     xdvi-xaw: error while loading shared libraries: libXau.so.6: cannot open 
 >     shared object file: No such file or directory
 > Is there a package you can install to get libXau.so?
 >     any ideas why the x64 version requires libXau while the i386 does not?
 > I expect it's a function of the system configurations on which the two
 > versions were compiled.  I made the i386-linux binaries on Debian sarge
 > which only has a static libXau (don't know if it was used).
 > Reinhard built the final x86_64-linux binaries, as I recall.  I don't
 > know the system configuration.

Actually libXau is loaded by libX11.  The latter is loaded by
freetype.  ATM I have no idea how to get rid of this dependency.  My
simple approach was too naive:  I removed libXau from my system and
instructed Gentoo to calculate the reverse dependencies and re-build
all the necessary files.  It took more than two hours to re-compile
all the libs, ImageMagick, Gimp...  Well, all what happened is that
Gentoo installed libXau again. :(

What do you mean with "system configuration"?  Is there a particular
file you have in mind?  I suppose that a configure option set while
installing libX11 does the trick.

BTW, I'm away from internet from Dec 23 to Dec 26.


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