When running some applications there are errors similar to “libXm.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”. Whats wrong?

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When running some applications there are errors similar to “libXm.so.2: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory”. Whats wrong?

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This is a common problem, particularly on Linux systems. It applies to programs which use the Motif library for X11 graphics – this includes some MIDAS GUIs, XEphem, Grace etc. This library is not included in some installations. The solution is either to find this file and make sure that it is added to your “LD_LIBRARY_PATH” or get it and install it. Motif is a commercial package for some systems and we cannot supply it as part of the Scisoft distribution. There is a public-domain product called Lesstif which works well with many of the packages included here but not with all – MIDAS GUIs for example do not work with Lesstif. Lesstif is available on the Redhat 6.2 and later distribution CDs. Motif should already be available on all ESO Solaris and HPUX installations. Please contact “scihelp@eso.org” if you need further help.

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