Re: installation question

Nathan Widmyer (
Sun, 13 Dec 1998 11:56:35 -0500

Sure, what you might want to do is use 'find / -name "afterstep" -print', it may
look longer but I've had success with that and that may return filenames and the
way you did it may not.  Usually, if you do a make mrproper or make clean or
something like that, it will clean out all the files so all your left with is
the source and the binary, but it may erase the binary too so you might want to
try the other find command and make sure it returns directories and not the file
you need looking like a directory.

Christopher Wright wrote:

> Nathan Widmyer wrote:
> > I recommend taking the afterstep binary that is just made where you
> > compiled it and put it in /usr/X11R6/bin and change your ~/.xinitrc to
> > execute the /usr/X11R6/bin/afterstep binary then you should be okay.
> > Other people may have other ideas.
> Therein lies my problem, my good man! I did a find / -iname afterstep and all
> it returned were three directory names. Apparently no afterstep binary has
> been compiled!
> There are two installation methods: 1) the convenient but apparently
> semi-incomplete script and 2) the manual way that is covered in the README. I
> figured the script was just an automated version of the manual way so I
> haven't tried it, but I think I may just do that.
> Thanks for your response though!
> -chris wright
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