[tex-live] libXaw.so.8 on x86_64

Hartmut Henkel hartmut_henkel at gmx.de
Tue Jul 29 01:18:59 CEST 2008

On Tue, 29 Jul 2008, Hartmut Henkel wrote:

> ~$ xdvi /usr/local/texlive/2007/texmf-dist/doc/plain/cweb/cwebman.dvi
> xdvi-xaw: error while loading shared libraries: libXaw.so.8: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
> ~$ locate libXaw.so
> /usr/lib/libXaw.so
> /usr/lib/libXaw.so.7

found in http://packages.debian.org/sid/libxaw7-dev the following info:

"X11 Athena Widget library (development headers)

libXaw7 provides the second version of Xaw, the Athena Widgets tookit,
which is largely used by legacy X applications. This version is the most
common version, as version 6 is considered deprecated, and version 8,
which adds Xprint support, is unsupported and not widely used. In
general, use of a more modern toolkit such as GTK+ is recommended."

Regards, Hartmut

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