Subject: Re: xfig problems (modular xorg-related?)
To: Jan Danielsson <>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <>
List: pkgsrc-users
Date: 09/11/2007 17:28:34
On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 22:38:42 +0200
Jan Danielsson <> wrote:

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> Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > I'm unable to use xfig -- dumps core when I click on File, Edit, or
> > View.  I had used it successfully a few months ago, with monolithic
> > xorg; I'm using it (freshly compiled) with modular xorg.  Here's the
> > backtrace:
> [---]
>    I believe this is the same problem I have encountered. It's ooooold
> (pre-modular-xorg). I had to go to my university just to draw some
> simple pictures. :-(  I believe I filed a PR; I also believe Tobias
> Nygren provided a work-around patch. I did debug it more thoroughly
> after I filed the PR, but I currently can't remember what the problem
> was exactly.
> Ah, yes; here it is:

OK, the patch works for me with modular xorg; thanks.  The question is
whether this is a patch that should be fed back upstream to the xfig
folks or to the xorg folks, or if it should be in our xorg patch

		--Steve Bellovin,