Hello, I am experiencing the same problem mentioned in this post<https://cygwin.com/ml/cygwin/2018-01/msg00135.html>: xmgrace fails on cygwin64. It simply doesn't start, even if GRACE_HOME is properly set to /usr/share/grace. I believe I've found a fix for this issue; it is associated with recent changes that have occurred in the urw-base35-fonts package.
In detail: xmgrace as currently built tries to use the type 1 fonts in /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts. It appears (?) to catalog them using a font mapping contained in one of its configuration files, named appropriately enough, FontDataBase, which sits in /usr/share/grace/fonts. It contains this: 14 Times-Roman Times-Roman n021003l.pfb Times-Italic Times-Italic n021023l.pfb Times-Bold Times-Bold n021004l.pfb Times-BoldItalic Times-BoldItalic n021024l.pfb Helvetica Helvetica n019003l.pfb Helvetica-Oblique Helvetica-Oblique n019023l.pfb Helvetica-Bold Helvetica-Bold n019004l.pfb Helvetica-BoldOblique Helvetica-BoldOblique n019024l.pfb Courier Courier n022003l.pfb Courier-Oblique Courier-Oblique n022023l.pfb Courier-Bold Courier-Bold n022004l.pfb Courier-BoldOblique Courier-BoldOblique n022024l.pfb Symbol Symbol s050000l.pfb ZapfDingbats ZapfDingbats d050000l.pfb The font files - the files listed in the rightmost column of this file - seem to belong in the urw-base35-fonts package, indeed this package search<https://cygwin.com/cgi-bin2/package-cat.cgi?file=x86_64%2Furw-base35-fonts%2Furw-base35-fonts-20170801-2&grep=n021003l> finds them there. However they aren't there anymore. They have been renamed and are now in /usr/share/fonts/urw-base35/ under the following names (thanks to Ken Brown): NimbusRoman-Regular.t1 NimbusRoman-Italic.t1 NimbusRoman-Bold.t1 NimbusRoman-BoldItalic.t1 NimbusSans-Regular.t1 NimbusSans-Italic.t1 NimbusSans-Bold.t1 NimbusSans-BoldItalic.t1 NimbusMonoPS-Regular.t1 NimbusMonoPS-Italic.t1 NimbusMonoPS-Bold.t1 NimbusMonoPS-BoldItalic.t1 StandardSymbolsPS.t1 D050000L.t1 I tried changing the FontDataBase file to list these names instead, but that had no effect. So I: * Removed the old symbolic link /usr/share/grace/fonts/type1, which pointed to /usr/share/ghostscript/fonts. * Created a new one that pointed to /usr/share/fonts/urw-base35. * Within urw-base35, I symlinked each old name to the new name (e.g. n021003l.pfb -> NimbusRoman-Regular.t1, and so on for all 14 fonts). After doing this, xmgrace fired up no problem. So the package could be rebuilt with awareness of the new font location and names, and a fix for now is to simply relink its font directory and link these names as above. Best Kendall Hunter -- Problem reports: http://cygwin.com/problems.html FAQ: http://cygwin.com/faq/ Documentation: http://cygwin.com/docs.html Unsubscribe info: http://cygwin.com/ml/#unsubscribe-simple