Updated xfig packages that fix one bug are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
The xfig packages contain the Xfig editor. Xfig is an open-source vector graphics editor, which allows you to create simple diagrams and figures.
Security errata RHSA-2012:0095 changed the way ghostscript handles relative paths. Consequently, as Xfig relied on the original ghostscript behavior, it failed to open encapsulated postscript files and returned the execution stack ending with the following error:
Current allocation mode is local
Last OS error: 2
GPL Ghostscript 8.70: Unrecoverable error, exit code 1
EPS object read OK, but no preview bitmap found/generated
Xfig was changed to use absolute paths when executing the ghostscript binary. With this update, Xfig opens encapsulated postscript files and includes them in other figures as expected.
Users are advised to upgrade to these updated xfig packages, which fix this bug.