[tex-live] x64 libXau

Lars Madsen daleif at imf.au.dk
Tue Dec 23 20:16:56 CET 2008

George N. White III wrote:
> On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 10:38 AM, Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> wrote:
>> George N. White III wrote:
>>> 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.
>> that might be it as the x64 server is only used via remote access over, say,
>> ssh
>> should the x64 xdvi be rebuild? if it doesn't actually need libXau?
> Well, libXau is the X11 authorization library, so it is generally linked by
> any X11 application, even when using ssh tunnels.   Probably the reason
> it took some months for this issue to surface is that it is quite rare to have
> a system that runs any X11 apps without libXau getting installed.   I
> assume there is some difficulty (e.g., "root" must be bribed) that prevents
> just installing libXau from the vendor's packages, so here are a couple
> suggestions:
> 0.  just don't use xdvi
> 1.  run xdvi locally, e.g., using NFS, sshfs, etc to mount the directory that
> contains the .dvi files.
> 2.  it is not true that only root can install .rpm packages -- rpm can be used
> to install packages in a user-selected location, but there are tricky
> issues with
> dependencies.  If you just need one library, you may be able to ignore the
> dependencies

I am the superuser on the server, I just do not understand why this only 
effects the 64 bit version.

I can run the 32bit without problems on the same server, why does the 
64bit version need this whereas the 32bit does not?



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