[tex-live] x64 libXau

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 14:08:18 CET 2008

On Mon, Dec 22, 2008 at 9:08 AM, Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> wrote:

> I was just testing on x64 (RedHat AS 4)
> starting xdvi gives me an
> ~> xdvi file.dvi
> xdvi-xaw: error while loading shared libraries: libXau.so.6: cannot open
> shared object file: No such file or directory
> funny enough it works fine on a 32 bit RedHat AS 4, and running the
> i386-linux binaries on the 64 bit server works fine with xdvi. but not the
> native x64 binaries.
> any ideas why the x64 version requires libXau while the i386 does not?

Even for i686-pc-linux a straight "build" using the defaults on Ubuntu-8.10

$ ldd xdvi-motif xdvi-xaw
	libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXau.so.6 (0xb7b1a000)
	libXau.so.6 => /usr/lib/libXau.so.6 (0xb7c8b000)

I think libXau would be installed via package dependencies on most systems
that are used to run X applications, so the problem should be limited
to systems
that are configured without X11.

George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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