Upgrading rom 7.3 last time to 8.0 I came across this SAME PROBLEM that I
thought surely to god they fixed.. no...
Official XFree86 sources use /etc/X11/xkb as a directory and
/usr/X11R6/lib/xkb links to that directory. Red Hat does this totally
backwards, they make /usr/X11R6/lib/xkb the directory and /usr/X11/xkb links
to it, so the RPM barfs and the hour of installation is wasted because
Anaconda goes tits up because it can't deal with it.
STOP BUGGERING WITH THESE TWO DIRS/LINKS!
Make the RPM scripts able to handle this situation, I KNOW I'm not the only
one that sometimes updates XFree from source!
Make Anaconda able to handle these types of situations gracefully, and
either give the user a chance to fix the problem manually (given a chroot
and some suggestions most users could at least try to figure it out.. I
could have fixed it in 30s and continued). No, Anaconda says "Oh, I
couldn't do some meanial thing.. Press OK to reboot."
Don't tell me Red Hat doesn't support source installed things, that's a
bunch of crap because IT HAPPENS. I KNOW they can't possibly work around
situations, but praytell why are these dir/links *backwards* in the first
damn place? That's the root of the problem.
I'll be looking for a bugzilla on this one, again.. Filed one last time too.
There's 1+ hours wasted.
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