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bug and patch for xfig/xfig-lib 3.2.5b-2 -- from RedHat 806689

Latest update of xfig 3.2.5b-2 in Cygwin 1.7 predates the
problem introduced by a security revision to ghostscript that
changed the handling of relative paths. The revised ghostscript
is incorporated in Cygwin 1.7, hence xfig reads but fails to
render eps files.

The present behavior of xfig in Cygwin upon attempting an import
of an eps file is identical to the bug reported in RedHat bugzilla
Bug 806689 at

The bug was identified March 25, 2012.  A patch was presented
April 04 for readeps.c

The official patch and the patched xfig 3.2.5-23 were released June 20
by the bug report Bug 806689 at the link above.  The diff file for
the patch for  readeps.c  is at

Many thanks to Dr. Volker Zell and to Corinna Vinschen for keeping
the X11 workhorses alive and well.  I have the legacy Cygwin running
on a separate machine and use that distribution for a full-function xfig.

vince patrick

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