RHL 9 and older put xterm on as /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm as part of XFree86
Upgrading from RHL 9 to severn removes that xterm and does not put a new one on
Once you manually install the xterm RPM, however, it installs xterm as
This means that people upgrading from RHL 9 to severn get broken icons if
they've added xterm to their desktop / toolbar / menu / whatever
Yeah, I've thought about that a bit. I think the best way to handle this would
be for me to add a symlink in the xterm package for compatibility.
For the xterm disappearing on upgrade problem, I'm going to add a dep on xterm
from the XFree86-twm package and any others that require xterm, that should
handle upgrades ok I believe.
The symlink is added in xterm-179-3 and xterm-179-3.EL now.
[mharris@laser rpmbuild]$ rpm -q xterm
[mharris@laser rpmbuild]$ rpm -ql xterm
Bug status was incorrect (UPSTREAM) - updating bug status to "ERRATA"