Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 70025
XFree86 TWM packaging error
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:44:47 EDT
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Description of problem:
In RH 7.2 and 7.3, the TWM window manager is now (for some reason) in its own
package: "XFree86-twm". Yet the manual page, /usr/X11R6/man/man1/twm.1x.gz, is
in the base "XFree86" package. This is wrong; there shouldn't be a manual page
for an app which may not be installed.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install XFree86 without Xfree86-twm
2. Enter "man twm", and read about it
3. Try to run it, and not have a clue what they've done to the packaging system
Actual Results: I thought, "come on guys, this isn't rocket science" :)
Expected Results: TWM's man page shouldn't have been there. Or, it should be
installed by default anyway because it's the Vi of window managers (always
Good catch. Fixed in 4.2.0-57.2, will show up in rawhide soon.
Thanks for reporting the problem.