Re: Did the X11 update do this?

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On Tue, 2005-04-12 at 00:03 -0600, [email protected] wrote:
> I have just returned from a trip, and had several complaints about
> things not working on FC2.
> My first assumption was that with the BIG X11 update that went by
> a week or so ago these programs were now broken.
> I told the users to try logging out/logging back in and seeing if
> this would 'fix' the problem,- as they might be running with some
> strange combination of X11 libraries, but this didnt help.
> When I had time to investigate the problem, I found that the X11
> update that ran about a week ago had completely blown away the
> /usr/X11R6/bin and /usr/X11R6/lib directories, at the same time
> was smart enough to remove the RPMS of the programs that were 
> installed there.  In any case, things like
> 	nedit
> 	xfig
> 	xpdf
> 	openmotif
> 	<others>
> Which were previously in the X11R6 bin/lib were now gone, but
> doing an rpm -qa shows that the rpm had been unloaded too.
> Why would the X11 update REMOVE these other RPMS????

It wouldn't have.

A more likely explanation is that somebody did a "yum remove" on one of
the base X11 packages like xorg-libs. That would have resulted in the
removal of all X-based packages from the system.

Paul Howarth <[email protected]>

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