Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 64956
xbiff cannot find "flagdown" and "flagup" bitmaps
Last modified: 2007-03-26 23:53:19 EDT
Description of Problem:
* After startx, my ~/.FVWM2-errors says:
Warning: Cannot convert string "flagup" to type Pixmap
Warning: Cannot convert string "flagdown" to type Pixmap
* These files are missing from XFree86-tools:
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
* startx and look at ~/.FVWM2-errors
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Configure the window manager to fvwm2
3. cat ~/.FVWM2-errors
* Warnings from above
* No warnings
IMHO, any binary application that is looking for files in /usr/include/*
during runtime is horribly broken. The include directory should never
be used at runtime, only compile time. The files included in the XFree86
packaging include every file that the XFree86 "make install install.man"
puts into the installroot prior to final rpm packaging. Any files not
included are either not included for a reason, or are a bug in XFree86
build process. Personally I'd consider this an XFree86 xbiff bug however,
and xbiff isn't a mission critical application that we support.
My recommendation is for you to file a bug report to XFree86.org directly
(firstname.lastname@example.org) to see if there is a problem with the xbiff build
process that should be addressed upstream by them so any fix is available
to everyone. We'd then pick it up in the next release.
I'll leave this open for now to wait and see how they respond to your
query. If they drop a fix in CVS, I'll pick it up from there.
This is extremely low priority as we have many much more high priority
bugs at hand. It is something that XFree86.org should fix by making
the build/install process more sensible. Please report this upstream,
so it gets fixed in a future XFree86 release.