[tex-live] xdvi fails to find libXaw.so.6 (Debian Sarge)

George White aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca
Fri Oct 21 14:39:12 CEST 2005

Quoting Daniel Flipo <daniel.flipo at univ-lille1.fr>:

> Frank Küster a ecrit le 21.10.2005 11:40:
> > Are you using Norbert's Debian packages, or have you installed texlive
> > "the normal way"?  Does "apt-get install libxaw6" help?

Not for me -- using knoppix and NFS mounting the TeX Live tree.
> I do it "the normal way". Of course installing libxaw6 solves the 
> problem, thanks Frank!
> I just wonder: is it unusual to have libXaw.so.7 instead of libXaw.so.6? 
> Debian Sarge is not known to integrate latest libs, I fear RedHat and 
> other Linux distributions might no longer have libXaw.so.6 either. Yet 
> another point to mention in the documentation?

For the record, Red Hat Fedora Core 2 provides both versions in x11-libs:

[gwhite at mar6030639 gwhite]$ ls /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so*
/usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so      /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so.7
/usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so.6    /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so.7.0
[gwhite at mar6030639 gwhite]$ rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so.6.1
[gwhite at mar6030639 gwhite]$ rpm -q --whatprovides /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so.7.0

George N. White III
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia

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