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

Martin Schröder martin at oneiros.de
Tue Jul 29 10:21:26 CEST 2008

2008/7/29 Hartmut Henkel <hartmut_henkel at gmx.de>:
> 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."


"X Athena widget set library

Xaw is a widget set based on the the Xt (X Toolkit Intrinsics)
library. It provides a set of graphical user-interface elements
("widgets") such as menus, scrollbars, dialog boxes, text-input areas,
and so forth. The X clients distributed with the X Window System
itself, as well as many others, use the Athena widget set.

X.Org has made a number of major improvements to the Athena widget
set, resulting in version 8 -- this version includes support for
Xprint and small helper pop-ups (a.k.a. "tooltips").

The older Athena widget library corresponding to version X11R6.4 of
the X Window System can be found in the libxaw6 package, and the older
library corresponding to X11R6.7.0 and XFree86 4.x can be found in the
libxaw7 package."

So for older Xs (e.g. X11R6.7) you need xaw7.


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