Description of problem:
xfig complains that either an old or missing app-defaults file is being used.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. start xfig
A dialog box opens with the error, and the GUI is 2D looking.
No dialog box, and the GUI should use the Xaw3d widgets.
The problem is that the app-defaults/Fig file is not where xfig wants it to be. A work around is as follows:
sudo mkdir X11
sudo ln -s /usr/share/X11/app-defaults app-defaults
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I was unable to reproduce. Can you try to create a fresh user and reproduce with new account?
Also what is your output of "rpm -q xfig"
rpm -q xfig gives:
I removed the symbolic link in /usr/lib/X11, created a new user, and the new user's xfig works perfectly. Unfortunately, the xfig in my user account still says it cannot find the correct app-defaults/Fig file.
I don't know what is wrong, but it may not be a "bug" in RHEL.
You most likely modified one of XFILESEARCHPATH, XUSERFILESEARCHPATH, XAPPLRESDIR in your environment so X cannot find resources Xfig is asking for. Check your environment, possibly also ~/.Xdefaults file for changes.