Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 132121
archexec script not in XFree86-devel package
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:07:04 EST
Description of problem:
archexec script introduced in version 4.3.0-68.EL is not in
XFree86-devel package, but in XFree86. gccmakedep and xft-config
(which are symlinks to archexec) doesn't work without X-server installed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. install XFree86-devel and not XFree86
2. try to run /usr/X11R6/bin/gccmakedep
Actual Results: bash: /usr/X11R6/bin/gccmakedep: No such file or
Expected Results: Empty output and 0 exit code.
A simple workaround is to put archexec from XFree86 package in
/usr/X11R6/bin by hand.
archexec ultimately should be in "coreutils" IMHO, but there was
no time to persue that. It's of general purpose, so I stuck it in
the X server subpackage as most people likely have that installed,
however I didn't add the necessary dependancy. I guess for the
current purpose of the specific issue it was designed to resolve
however, it makes the most sense to move it to XFree86-devel and
Thanks for the report.
Update: Fixed in xorg-x11 6.8.0-1 rpm internally for rawhide.
Still need to update the XFree86 rpms for RHEL3.
Updated for RHEL3, and will be in next update that gets released
for RHEL3, very soon. Closing as "ERRATA".
An errata has been issued which should help the problem
described in this bug report. This report is therefore being
closed with a resolution of ERRATA. For more information
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