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amplifire 08-16-2009 06:47 AM

xFig Wont install on Fedora RHEL or Oracle Linux
Hi everybody!
I have this really typical difficulty that iu want to install xFig package for Imaging on my linux machine (I uased all the three Fedora, RHEL, Oracle Linux). I downloaded the xfig tar.gz file from But when i read the instructions i found that i have to build the make file myself. This could have been achieved by any of these methods:
1) By xmkmf Imakefile
2)make -f Makefile.noimake Makefile

But in both the cases the make file could not be created.
It returned me an error, when i use xmkmf, that
cc1: error: Imakefile/config/cf: Not a directory
imake: Exit code 1.

and when i use "make -f Makefile.noimake Makefile"
make: Makefile.noimake: No such file or directory
make: *** No rule to make target `Makefile.noimake'. Stop.

Now can anybody help me on how to create this make file or how can i install xfig.


knudfl 08-16-2009 08:09 AM

Probably not impossible, but hardly worth the effort.

This is the most easy :
# yum -y install xfig
which will install xfig and the dependency transfig.

If no yum, there are packages :
> > Search > "Advanced Search" , keyword = xfig-3
... for all Fedora's and RH EL 4, EL 5,
including 'src.rpm's to create rpm with 'rpmbuild'.

amplifire 08-22-2009 12:48 AM

Thanx for your concern, but i couldnt open the url u had send from where i could have got the xfig rpm and depencies "".

Can you please help me by sending some other link so that i can follow your instructions.


John VV 08-22-2009 01:28 AM

what VERSION of fedora ?????
only fedora 10,11,and 12 beta are supported.

if an older and unsupported version of fedora then the " yum " updater WILL NOT WORK .Because the software repos have been MOVED to the fedora archives. ( the web address has changed)

also for the error above
Do you have Imake installed . It is a build system like cmake and the gnu gcc or qmake

knudfl 08-22-2009 02:06 PM , rpm pbone
has been down several times, the last 6 days.

The Fedora archives
EL 4-5

As said in # 2 : Probably not impossible to build xfig,
the src.rpm with the ten patches is available, e.g.
Just not possible with the source code alone.

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