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Bug#3067: broken libXaw3d

> > Package: xaw3d
> > Version: 1.2a-3
> > Debian: 1.1
> >
> > The symbolic link created in the /usr/src/X11R6/lib directory points, not
> > into the Xaw3d directory, but to the local one.
> 1) /usr/src/X11R6 doesn't exist -- assuming /usr/X11R6/lib for now
Red Face.. Sorry, I ahve been living in src at lot latley, has become
habit :) Assumption correct.

> 2) yes, that's what we want: /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so points
>    to /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw.so.6.0, but look at the output
>    of "ldd /usr/X11R6/bin/xfig", or whatever, before you report
>    bugs (also check /etc/ld.so.conf, and observe the order carefully).
Argh! No, it's the Xaw_3D_, not Xaw -- Xaw is fine. (Sorry felt a
little patronised there for a sec. :)

> > Thus programs tyring to
> > link in Xaw3d will fail since the link points to nothing!
> What programme?
The VMS Ghostview. I will put the src via anonymous ftp from
igor.girton.cam.ac.uk. It looks quite nice.

> - you mean gcc when statically linking (not adviced):
                                          ^^^^^ tdr :)
>   then gcc (or ld) doesn't look at the .so files, but the .a file:
>   that's there all right (in /usr/X11R6/lib/Xaw3d).
No, dynamically...

> - if you mean /lib/ld.so:
>   again look at /etc/ld.so.conf, or the output of "/sbin/ldconfig -v",
>   and observe the order: /lib/ld.so will never look there for the libXaw,
>   it will look in .../lib/Xaw3d first.
It still remains that there is a broken link pointing to nothing which is
found and was causing the link to fail (the link in the /usr/X11R6/lib
dir that is).

> > Also the headers are not included :(
> And why would you want those? you should use the standard Xaw
> headers, for all I know. (But maybe there are special cases
> (certainly not normal) where you'd want the Xaw3d headers? Could
> you tell me about them?)
Well GV _specifically_ stated that you needed those header. Who was I to
quibble? Again, examine the src/readme in the tgz.

> Could you close the bug report for me, unless I'm completely wrong?
To be continued :(

> Thanks.
No problem.


  Stephen Payne                "Edward Hitler! How did you get drunk on L2.38?"
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