Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 54752
Please update specspo, and make the spec description match
Last modified: 2005-10-31 17:00:50 EST
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Description of problem:
The description of the XFree86 package says the video hardware drivers are
not part of that package. This was true for XFree86 3.x, but with 4.x, the
driver modules ARE in the XFree86 package.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. rpm -qi XFree86 ;)
Actual Results: Incorrect information showed up.
Expected Results: Correct information should have been displayed. ;)
I believe in Red Hat Linux 7.2 this is fixed. The descriptions that
show up actually come from the specspo package. I'll leave this open
though until it is confirmed properly on a fresh 7.2 install. I'll also
copy the specspo descriptions to the specfile for consistency if they
It is not fixed in 7.2, the XFree86-4.1.0 package still has the same description
as in Red Hat 7.1.
Do you have the specspo package installed? If not, could you install
it, and let me know if the descriptions change? Either way, there
does seem to be a problem that should be fixed. Your input will be
The description changes when I install specspo. I think it is a bit unintuitive
that package descriptions change when another package (specspo) is installed,
but who am I to complain.
The definitive descriptions of the packages are the ones stored in
specspo. rpm uses them for internationalization, but we also use them
to store our master descriptions too.
WHile we try to keep the in-package descriptions also up to date, it
can often be quite a mess to manage. We've considered removing the
descriptions from the spec files entirely and requiring specspo be
installed also. That has varios bad drawbacks as well. I'm sure
we'll come up with some ubercool automated solution at some point in
the future, but for now it's hunker down and tough it out the hard way.
I'll try to make sure all XFree86 descriptions match both in specspo
and in the distro for the next official distro release.
Fixed in Red Hat Linux 7.3