There are hard coded dependancies on some XFree86 subpackages
whi need to be fixed before xorg-x11 can be enabled in the
The following is found in the spec file:
BuildPrereq: Mesa-devel tk tix gcc-c++ XFree86-libs glibc-devel
Nothing should ever have a Requires, BuildRequires, or BuildPrereq
on the XFree86-libs subpackage, because those are runtime libraries,
and not development libraries. If python, or something in the
python package needs to link to an X library, then the dependancy
should be on XFree86-devel, not XFree86-libs.
I found the changelog for this:
* Mon Nov 11 2002 Mihai Ibanescu <email@example.com>
- Merged patch from Karsten Hopp <firstname.lastname@example.org> from
- Added XFree86-libs as BuildRequires (because of tkinter)
Not sure what tkinter needs XFree86-libs for, but that's almost
certainly an incorrect BuildRequires. XFree86-libs package is
going to be removed from the distribution shortly, so this needs
to be changed to XFree86-devel if it is a dependancy needed for
development headers or developmental X11 shared library symlinks.
I can make the change if you like, as this is somewhat under
a time constraint, to get this fixed before the freeze tomorrow.
Thanks in advance.
Fixed in 2.3.3-3
Confirmed to be fixed:
$ rpm -qp --requires
/mnt/redhat/beehive/comps/dist/fc2/python/2.3.3-3/*/*.rpm |grep XFree86
Thanks for the quick update!