Bug 1014210 - Fix xrdb to default to -nocpp
Fix xrdb to default to -nocpp
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
Classification: Red Hat
Component: xorg-x11-server-utils (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
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Blocks: 1014207
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Reported: 2013-10-01 10:17 EDT by Adam Jackson
Modified: 2014-06-18 03:38 EDT (History)
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Fixed In Version: xorg-x11-server-utils-7.7-4.el7
Doc Type: Release Note
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The xrdb utility manages the X server resource database. Traditionally, the utility invokes the C preprocessor, which is provided by the cpp package, to expand resource files before further operations. However, this feature is disabled by default in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 because in most cases, the C preprocessor is not needed. To preserve previous behavior, install cpp and execute xrbd with the "-cpp" option.
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Last Closed: 2014-06-13 05:56:00 EDT
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Description Adam Jackson 2013-10-01 10:17:29 EDT
Invoking cpp at all is a misfeature.  We'd like not to ship mcpp, but we also don't want to force gcc's cpp to be installed since it's quite large.  If we change xrdb to default to -nocpp we can remove the dependency on cpp.
Comment 9 Ludek Smid 2014-06-13 05:56:00 EDT
This request was resolved in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7.0.

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