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

David Mihm (
Tue, 24 Nov 1998 23:13:14 -0600 (CST)

On Mon, 23 Nov 1998, Benjamin J. Tracy wrote:

! 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

	The problem with this is, if you rerun the install /u/l/s/a gets
moved to /u/l/s/a_old; run the install again and the "good" (aka
configured) tree is now symlinked to /dev/null. :)  In other words, it's
gone; and if you've ever tried to recover deleted stuff by hand - it
really sucks!  Not only will re-install'g more than once remove your
configs, but that goes for upgrading.
	Fear not my feathered friends, one of the first modifications that
will come after 1.6.0 (aka 1.5-final, since the majority won the debate of
moving to kernel style tree with 2 on-going trees, devel and stable- you
know who you are (: ) will be the ability to have *just* the files you
want in your ~/G/L/A tree and then use an ".include" type file which
points to inclue the ones in /u/l/s/a - pretty cool huh? :)

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