Re: Installing rpm afterstep 1.6.6

Jeff Kay (
Thu, 14 Jan 1999 17:33:29 -0500 (EST)

Hi Stimpy,

This is a real simple one actually and it happened to me....

it was/is nothing to owrry about... you probably had made some changes
manually to the afterstep directory at one time, maybe added some new
backgrounds or look and feel files or something....

Thus when it tried to move everything to afterstep_old there where some
files that rpm did not originally create and it didn't know what to do
with them so it left them..... this is exactly what I had happen.

Afterstep will still run normally even if you leave these there in redhat
anyways since the new afterstep path porceeds the old one by default in
redhats path...

now you know


Jeff Kay
Imaging Labs 
John P. Robarts Research Institute 
London, Canada

On Thu, 14 Jan 1999, Stimpy wrote:

> Help.
> I got this to install using rpm fine after installing
> library.  During install got msg saying cant delete afterstep/etc etc
> directory not empty.  Anyway I thought this was a problem with the rpm.
> The install did create an afterstep_old dir and left afterstep directory
> intact.  I decided to delete afterstep directory in usr/share and then
> uninstall afterstep and then try to reinstall it, which seemed to have
> worked, no error msg at least.  It seems though the reinstall didnt
> recreate the afterstep directory.
>     After doing this and quiting out of afterstep, which didnt work by
> the way had to use ctrl alt bkspace, And restarting it using startx, I
> now am stuck with a black and white fabric pattern screen with an x for
> a mouse pointer, is this twm?
> Anyone know whats going on?  Man page didnt help much.
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