[tex-live] x64 libXau

Reinhard Kotucha reinhard.kotucha at web.de
Sat Dec 27 02:18:50 CET 2008

Werner LEMBERG writes:
 > > the error happens, as Werner said, during compilation of the "test
 > > programs" (ftstring in this case), not the freetype library whihc
 > > has been already built, as the below "./lib/libttf.la" presumes.
 > Hmm, I see that the `ftstring' binary (from FreeType 1) isn't part of
 > the TeXLive SVN, which is correct.  Is it actually built during a
 > normal TeXLive build?  In case the answer is yes, it should be
 > disabled.

Hi Werner, 
I'm back in Hannover now.  Yes, the ftstring binary is built indeed.
According to Build/source/configure.in, FreeType 1 is still used by

It's quite easy to get rid of FreeType_1: ./Build --without-ttf2pk

However, it doesn't solve the problem.  xdvi-xaw still requires
libXau.  The problem is not FreeType related.  It's caused by libX11
and I don't see any simple solution.

libX11 loads libXau dynamically and libX11 is used by all programs
providing graphical output, such as xdvi, metafont, and so on.
Thus, we cannot simply remove the -X11 linker flag.


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