Re: xfig and fvwm in "unstable" tree
To answer my own questions:
>>>>> I wrote:
Doug> It seems that the conflict between the xpm and the xpm4.7
Doug> packages in the unstable/binary-i386 tree results in
Doug> difficulties in getting both xfig and fvwm installed.
Doug> Is it possible to generate an xfig that uses xpm4.7?
Yes. Just get the sources for xfig from the source tree, expand them
Doug> Alternatively, is there a mechanism under which the xpm4.7
Doug> package can claim to provide xpm?
I still don't know the answer to that. You can run
dpkg -i --ignore-depends=xpm xfig-3.1.3-5.deb
and the xfig package will be installed. However, on my system it
won't run because it needs the missing version of the xpm libraries.