Bug 132121 - archexec script not in XFree86-devel package
archexec script not in XFree86-devel package
Product: Red Hat Enterprise Linux 3
Classification: Red Hat
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Blocks: FC3Target
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Reported: 2004-09-08 19:31 EDT by Jan Houstek
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:07 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-09-15 02:56:17 EDT
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Red Hat Product Errata RHSA-2004:478 normal SHIPPED_LIVE Moderate: XFree86 security update 2004-10-04 00:00:00 EDT

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Description Jan Houstek 2004-09-08 19:31:57 EDT
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.

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How reproducible:

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.

Additional info:

A simple workaround is to put archexec from XFree86 package in
/usr/X11R6/bin by hand.
Comment 3 Mike A. Harris 2004-09-09 17:58:42 EDT
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.
Comment 4 Mike A. Harris 2004-09-09 18:11:54 EDT
Update:  Fixed in xorg-x11 6.8.0-1 rpm internally for rawhide.
Still need to update the XFree86 rpms for RHEL3.
Comment 5 Mike A. Harris 2004-09-15 02:56:17 EDT
Updated for RHEL3, and will be in next update that gets released
for RHEL3, very soon.  Closing as "ERRATA".
Comment 6 Josh Bressers 2004-10-04 11:52:53 EDT
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
on the solution and/or where to find the updated files, 
please follow the link below. You may reopen this bug report 
if the solution does not work for you.


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