Subject: Re: xfig problems (modular xorg-related?)
To: Jeremy C. Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Steven M. Bellovin <email@example.com>
Date: 09/11/2007 18:36:25
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On Tue, 11 Sep 2007 16:57:20 -0500 (CDT)
"Jeremy C. Reed" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, 11 Sep 2007, Steven M. Bellovin wrote:
> > > Ah, yes; here it is:
> > > http://www.netbsd.org/cgi-bin/query-pr-single.pl?number=36178
> > >
> > 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 directory.
> This patch for xc/lib/Xaw3d/SmeLine.c is not for X.org. As far as I
> can tell, it doesn't match up with X.org's lib/libXaw/src/SmeLine.c.
I've attached the patch I used (via localpatches) to recompile
x11/Xaw3d, which in turn makes xfig work. (I thought that that
directory was part of xorg, but pkgdepgraph suggests not -- all that
uses it on my system are gv and xfig.)
> The X.org FTP server only provides Xaw3d via its contrib directory.
> As far as I know, the original Xaw3d author/developer doesn't work on
> it for several years and, sadly, it seems the more recent maintainer
> passed away. The last release was four years ago.
> Please just add that patch to /pkgsrc/x11/Xaw3d/patches/.
> By the why, what about building pkgsrc/graphics/xfig with:
> XAW_TYPE=standard or XAW_TYPE=xpm?
My X11 clue is minimal at best; I not only didn't know I could do that,
I have no idea what those options mean...
--Steve Bellovin, http://www.cs.columbia.edu/~smb
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