Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 56821
Please split Motif 1.2 and 2.1 runtimes into separate packages
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:38:01 EDT
Description of Problem:
libXm.so.1 and libXm.so.2 are included in the same package, i.e. you have
to install either both or none of them.
This is a problem because libXm.so.1 is required by a number of packages in
the OS distribution, while I have other applications that need libXm.so.2,
but won't work with lesstif (the interface drawn incorrectly) - they need
an alternative implementation, like openmotif (which has libXm.so.2 only.)
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Somewhat related to Bug 56780
The lesstif-0.93.15-1 won't include Lesstif-2.x. It does not make sense to
support it, because it lacks many functions. Many users should use openmptif-2.x
Quite possibly what I was seeing when I tested my apps...
Shouldn't openmotif packages be included somewhere? I know they used to be in
Power Tools, but as far as I understand, there is no longer such a distribution.
I've also asked this question on "Red Hat ContribNet"...
FYI, lesstif-0.93.15-2 and openmotif-2.1.30-8 conflict:
> rpm -i openmotif-2.1.30-8.i386.rpm
file /usr/X11R6/bin/xmbind from install of openmotif-2.1.30-8 conflicts with
file from package lesstif-0.93.15-2
file /usr/X11R6/man/man1/xmbind.1.gz from install of openmotif-2.1.30-8
conflicts with file from package lesstif-0.93.15-2