[tex-live] xdvi and X11R7.4 (cygwin)

Ken Brown kbrow1i at gmail.com
Sat Jan 24 21:39:10 CET 2009

On 11/22/2008 9:40 AM, Stefan Ulrich wrote:

> As for the libtool/autoconf being old, as mentioned in this reply:
> http://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin-xfree/2008-11/msg00119.html
> - the current version uses the same libtool setup as the rest of
> TeXLive, changing it would be quite hard, but of course it could
> be related to this problem.

The Cygwin/X developer has reported that the problem does indeed seem to 
be caused by the fact that xdvik uses an old libtool, and he has found a 
simple workaround:


His instructions are phrased in terms of a standalone build of xdvik, 
but they adapt easily to a build of texlive:  After running the texlive 
Build script, do the following:

$ cd Work
$ cp /usr/lib/libXt.dll.a texk/xdvik/.libs/libimp-cygXt-6.a
$ rm texk/xdvik/xdvi-xaw.exe
$ make

The resulting texk/xdvik/xdvi-xaw.exe can then be copied to the binary 
directory and stripped, and it seems to work fine.


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