Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1267856
[grace] requires lesstif instead of motif
Last modified: 2016-03-05 13:03:33 EST
Description of problem:
The official Motif library landed in the Fedora package repository three years ago. Unlike packages like dx, package grace still depends on lesstif which is a broken, incomplete and abandoned implementation of Motif.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install package grace.
Package lesstif will be pulled in.
Package motif gets pulled in.
- A locally built package grace depending on motif (actually, lesstif-(devel) has been replaced by motif-(devel) in the spec file) works as expected.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.
The dependency on the required Motif implementation is already resolved through the required packages xbae and nedit without specifying an explicit dependency in grace.spec.
Since xbae has already been rebuilt for Fedora 23, see
reopening the bug report. Nedit should also be rebuilt against motif in order to avoid that both of motif and lesstif get pulled in when installing the updated grace package.