Re: xfig(1) in Debian 8/Jessie
- Date: Sun, 6 Aug 2017 06:07:32 -0700
- From: conover@xxxxxxxxx (John Conover)
- Subject: Re: xfig(1) in Debian 8/Jessie
On Debian 8/Jessie, i386, do:
Then, (draw a dash-dot-dash-dot line, anyplace):
select dash-dot-dash-dot ...
and then draw a line, anyplace
And, it does a SIGSEGV.
It seems that there is a bug in that simple procedure, resulting in a
The reason that Debian 8/Jessie could not read the legacy files is
that they had hole axis (dash-dot-dash-dot ...) lines.
Anyhow, it replicates on my systems.
Zenaan Harkness writes:
> On Sun, Aug 06, 2017 at 02:13:39AM -0700, John Conover wrote:
> > I have an old xfig file, ND90-4.box-0.25.fig. In Debian 7/Wheezy, it
> > works fine. But in Jessie:
> > xfig ND90-4.box-0.25.fig
> > xfig3.2.5c: SIGSEGV signal trapped
> > xfig: attempting to save figure
> > Finish (or cancel) the current operation before changing modes
> > Segmentation fault
> > Any ideas?
> Install the build-depends for the package, and recompile - you might
> have to install old version of gcc, libc and/ or other libraries.
> When you figure it out, would appreciate a brief pracie of your
> journey :)
> Alternatively, install a virtual machine, the older version of
> Debian, and share a work folder or two - run it from there.
> Good luck,
John Conover, conover@xxxxxxxxx, http://www.johncon.com/