libXaw8 replacement

Ken Brown
Fri Nov 14 16:48:00 GMT 2008

I use a program (xdvi-xaw.exe, which I obtained from Angelo Graziosi's 
build of texlive for cygwin) that stopped working after the X11 
upgrade.  I traced this to the fact that it relied on the (now obsolete) 
libXaw8 package.  Installing this package solved the problem, but I 
thought a better solution would be to rebuild texlive so that it would 
use the current libraries instead of an obsolete one.  The build failed 
as follows:

gcc -o xdvi-xaw.exe browser.o dl_list.o dvi-draw.o dvi-init.o dvisel.o 
encodings.o events.o exit-handlers.o filehist.o font-open.o gf.o 
string_list.o hypertex.o image-magick.o main.o mime.o my-snprintf.o 
my-vsnprintf.o pagehist.o pk.o print-internal.o psdps.o psgs.o 
psheader.o psnews.o read-mapfile.o search-internal.o special.o 
string-utils.o tfmload.o util.o vf.o xdvi.o xserver-info.o x_util.o 
-Wl,--allow-multiple-definition  ./gui/libgui.a ../../libs/t1lib/libt1.a 
../../libs/t1lib/../type1/libtype1.a ../kpathsea/.libs/libkpathsea.a 
-lXaw .libs/libimp-cygXmu-6.a -L/usr/lib -lresolv .libs/libimp-cygXt-6.a 
.libs/libimp-cygSM-6.a .libs/libimp-cygICE-6.a .libs/libimp-cygXext-6.a 
.libs/libimp-cygXpm-4.a .libs/libimp-cygintl-8.a .libs/libimp-cygX11-6.a 
.libs/libimp-cygxcb-xlib-0.a .libs/libimp-cygxcb-1.a 
.libs/libimp-cygXau-6.a .libs/libimp-cygXdmcp-6.a .libs/libimp-cygiconv-2.a

cannot find -lresolv

I assume this means that I have to install a package that contains the 
resolv library, but I couldn't find one by searching the cygwin package 
list.  Can someone tell me what package I need to install?  I've 
attached my cygcheck output so that you can see what I already have.

FWIW, I was able to successfully build texlive prior to the X11 upgrade.

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