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Bug 2550

Summary: XFree86-*fonts*.rpm are arch-specific, and they shouldn't be.
Product: [Retired] Red Hat Linux Reporter: David Woodhouse <dwmw2>
Component: XFree86Assignee: David Lawrence <dkl>
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Description David Woodhouse 1999-05-04 23:19:44 UTC
The RPMS which contain only fonts shouldn't be
arch-specific. It prevents people from saving download time
by re-using the RPMs from alternative architectures.

It's even worse when you have to download them a _third_
time because of corruption on some of the mirrors.
The mirror on seems to be carrying versions
of some RPMS which don't verify correctly.

Comment 1 Jeff Johnson 1999-05-05 17:52:59 UTC
XFree fonts are per-arch packages because of rpm: there is
currently no way to build a sub-package for a different
arch than that specified in the spec file. There are
no plans to make the rpm BuildArch per-package (rather than