[tex-live] x64 libXau

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Tue Dec 23 23:25:24 CET 2008

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 3:51 PM, Robin Fairbairns
<Robin.Fairbairns at cl.cam.ac.uk> wrote:

> Lars Madsen <daleif at imf.au.dk> wrote:
>> 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?
> because the 32-bit library is installed, but not the 64-bit library?
> (i don't administer linux boxes per se, but it seems, second-hand, that
> there are gaps in the libraries available for 64-bit operation.)

I don't think there are many gaps in mainstream libraries such as
libXau, which has certainly been used for over a decade on 64-bit
hardware from Sun and SGI, so the work to implement a 64-bit version
was done long ago.  The remaining gaps are mainly 3rd party things
where the developer may not have access to a 64-bit machine, or
legacy code where there is nobody with the time or inclination to make
the changes.

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

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