Bug 70025 - XFree86 TWM packaging error
XFree86 TWM packaging error
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2002-07-29 07:46 EDT by mike
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:44 EDT (History)
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Description mike 2002-07-29 07:46:12 EDT
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User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (X11; U; Linux i686; en-US; rv:1.0.0) Gecko/20020607

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.

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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

Additional info:
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-07-29 13:43:53 EDT
Good catch.  Fixed in 4.2.0-57.2, will show up in rawhide soon.

Thanks for reporting the problem.

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