Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 187902
no parameter negotiation for xfig
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:11:29 EST
Description of problem:
It is not possible to negotiate parameters to xfig (or even xfig.bin) in the
command shell. Even "xfig -help" will not show the help. On each command xfig is
just opened. Beside this it is not possible to open a *.fig file in the command
shell. An empty figure is opened in each case.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Xfig 3.2 patchlevel 4 (Protocol 3.2)
Steps to Reproduce:
try to execute one of the following in your command shell
1. xfig -help
2. xfig -pap a4
3. xfig somefigfile.fig
an empty figure is always opened
i'd like to change the metric properties, the paper size or just open a file in
the command shell
Created attachment 127300 [details]
patch to /usr/bin/xfig to pass through command args
(In reply to comment #1)
> Created an attachment (id=127300) 
> patch to /usr/bin/xfig to pass through command args
Well, this fixes the problem that you could not use the '-help' option or open a
*.fig file in the command shell. But it is still not possible to negotiate
parameters like '-paper_size a4', '-metric', '-portrait' etc. That means, you
can negotiate these parameters but I don't see the result....
it's now fixed in rawhide. Thanks for your report.
(In reply to comment #3)
> it's now fixed in rawhide. Thanks for your report.
I just installed x-fig 3.2.4-18 on my system. It is still not possible to pass
through command arguments. For instance the '-help' option works fine but all
the other stuff mentioned above doesn't have any effect....
it's finally fixed in rawhide with 3.2.4-20. Thanks for your report.