[ITA] libXft/libXft2/libXft-devel-2.1.7: A client-side font API for X applications

Brian Dessent brian@dessent.net
Wed Apr 9 02:10:00 GMT 2008

Brian Dessent wrote:

> As Angelo tried to report on the wrong mailing list, this is totally
> broken.  How are you supposed to compile any X11 apps after installing
> this package, without manually adding -I/usr/X11R6/include/X11 to
> CPPFLAGS?  Simply installing libXft-devel causes all the X11 headers to
> no longer work, because the only thing left under /usr/include/X11 is
> now Xft/.

Furthermore, with the current situation, if you install libXft-devel and
then reinstall xorg-x11-devel, the libXft headers (and anything else you
might have installed in the directory /usr/include/X11) are deleted when
the symlink is remade!  That is clearly broken.  You can't have two
packages sharing ownership of a directory like that.  Please fix.


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