Bug 2550 - XFree86-*fonts*.rpm are arch-specific, and they shouldn't be.
XFree86-*fonts*.rpm are arch-specific, and they shouldn't be.
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: David Lawrence
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Reported: 1999-05-04 19:19 EDT by David Woodhouse
Modified: 2008-05-01 11:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 1999-05-05 13:52:38 EDT
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Description David Woodhouse 1999-05-04 19:19:44 EDT
The RPMS which contain only fonts shouldn't be
arch-specific. It prevents people from saving download time
by re-using the RPMs from alternative architectures.

It's even worse when you have to download them a _third_
time because of corruption on some of the mirrors.
The mirror on unix.hensa.ac.uk seems to be carrying versions
of some RPMS which don't verify correctly.
Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-05 13:52:59 EDT
XFree fonts are per-arch packages because of rpm: there is
currently no way to build a sub-package for a different
arch than that specified in the spec file. There are
no plans to make the rpm BuildArch per-package (rather than

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