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Old 2nd April 2008, 05:49 AM
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Xfig Message Panel not functional in Fedora 8

I have a new install of Fedora 8. I have installed xfig for Fedora 8. Xfig seems to work fine except that there are no messages in the message panel. I have used xfig for many years on many different OS with out any problems like this.

I have sent an email to Brian Smith, the maintainer of xfig and he does not know what is going on.

I am wondering if there is another program running that may be capturing these messages before they get to the message panel. The message panel will show the size of objects as they are drawn.

Any help would be nice.

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Old 4th April 2008, 05:41 AM
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I think that found the problem but not sure why it works the way it does.
When xfig is executed it is really a script as below:

if [ -x /usr/bin/xfig-Xaw3d ]; then
cd /usr/share/X11/app-defaults
xrdb -merge Fig-color 2> /dev/null
cd - > /dev/null
exec xfig-Xaw3d "$@"
exec xfig-plain "$@"

If I just use xfig-plain then it works as it should.
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