>I downloaded the file 'emacs-19.34b.tgz' from ftp.freebsd.org and used
>the command 'pkg_add emacs-19.34b.tgz' to install it. Everything seemed
>to be fine, but I can't run it and the error says
> ld.so failed: Can't find shared library "libXaw.so.6.1"
>Do I have to download any other file(s) from the ftp site or what?
Check to see if the Library exists on your system:
$ ls /usr/X11R6/lib/libXaw*
If it doesn't, your best bet is probably to recompile Emacs from source,
using the ports tree. You may like to download a newer version at the
If the library does actually exist, then use:
# ldconfig -m /usr/X11R6/lib
to get things working.
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