Bug 1267853 - [nedit] requires lesstif instead of motif
[nedit] requires lesstif instead of motif
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: nedit (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Jindrich Novy
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2015-10-01 04:48 EDT by Joachim Frieben
Modified: 2016-12-20 09:50 EST (History)
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Description Joachim Frieben 2015-10-01 04:48:02 EDT
Description of problem:
The official Motif library landed in the Fedora package repository three years ago. Unlike packages like dx, package nedit still depends on lesstif which is a broken, incomplete and abandoned implementation of Motif.

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How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install package nedit.

Actual results:
Package lesstif will be pulled in.

Expected results:
Package motif gets pulled in.

Additional info:
- A locally built package nedit depending on motif (actually, lesstif-(devel) has been replaced by motif-(devel) in the spec file) works as expected.
- Package lesstif should be removed from Fedora altogether since even its own developers urge users to move to Motif.
Comment 1 Joachim Frieben 2015-10-04 03:11:41 EDT
* Fri Oct 02 2015 Jon Ciesla <limburgher gmail com> - 5.6-2 - Move from lesstif to motif

Please rebuild for Fedora 23, too. Thanks!
Comment 2 Joachim Frieben 2015-11-29 05:28:35 EST
* Fri Oct 16 2015 Kalev Lember <klember redhat com> - 5.1.25-3 - Rebuilt for libXm soname bump

Now, that grace has been rebuilt for Motif, the required package nedit should really be updated, too, thanks!
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