Description of problem:
there are available extra pages for fig2dev which make it work better
with Metapost and ppower4 postprocessor. For the later see
More about these patches can be found on a referenced page and also
in comments included with the patch.
In case you would decide to use that I attach that patch in a "regular"
format. This patch also includes my updates to fig2dev manpage.
Created attachment 88753 [details]
more fixes to fig2dev
it seems the patch was already included in transfig-3.2.4.