I was using the Gnome RPM tool to download and install some
RPMs - specifically XV and XEPHEM. This failed because the
FTP address it tried to get the packages from was wrong. It
was trying to use:
and the correct address should be:
I assume(?) that is is not actually a bug inthe Gnome RPM, but actually
is just an incorrect address that is downloaded from an out-of-date
database fromt he RedHat site.
It is indeed a database problem but seems long gone too.