avoiding redundancy between ~/GNUstep and /usr/local/share/afterstep

Benjamin J. Tracy (tracy@wsicorp.com)
Mon, 23 Nov 1998 14:45:54 -0500 (EST)


Howdy folks!

I just wanted to pass along something I ran across in my travels.. Since I
installed AS 1.5b5, I had been doing my customization work in
/usr/local/share/afterstep rather than the ~/GNUstep dir since I am the
only one who really uses my box.  When I got the theme stuff off the net
however, I noticed that it relied on the ~/GNUstep hierarchy.  So, what I
did was I symlinked my ~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep directory to
/usr/local/share/afterstep, then rebuilt the start menu, applied my a few
things like looks and backgrounds and stuff and now I can use the theme
scripts!

Are there any dangers in doing this?  Obviously if you have more than one
user using AS, this is a Bad Thing (tm) to do, but for systems with one
user, this may be ok.. Comments? Analysis? 

Ben


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