RE: Can't run afterstep 1.6.[06]

Mark Stacey (
Fri, 15 Jan 1999 11:59:56 -0000

that didn't work either.

I reckon that the problem could be related to the C libraries I have
installed, netscape 4.5 crashes similarly to afterstep and the help
indicated that there may be incompatibilites with C libraries. 

I have libc-5.4.38 installed and I have glibc-2.0.5c installed, there are
higher versions of both of these available. I have a binary distribution of
libc-5.4.46 ready to install, but I can't seem to find one of the
glibc-2.0.6 version. Does anyone know where a copy of this (or an rpm) may
be obtained?

Mark Stacey
   Software Engineer
   ICL Information Technology Centre
   Tel.  : (01) 2956644

-----Original Message-----
From: []
Sent: 14 January 1999 09:27
Subject: Re: Can't run afterstep 1.6.[06]

Mark Stacey writes:
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> I did upgrade, but the only two binaries that I could see related to
> afterstep in /usr/X11R6/bin were afterstep and afterstepdoc, which I
> removed. Could there be more that I'm missing? 

Yes, there are more. Here is approximately the list of binaries
in the current AS:
Animate    Audio      Auto       Banner     Cascade    Clean
Form       Ident      Pager      Save       Script     Scroll
Sound      Tile       Wharf      WinList    Zharf      afterstep

> Would it have anything to do with any of the asapps that are set to run?
> Since I don't have the G/L/A directory, all those asapps are going to be
> started by default. I haven't tried messing with that configuration.

The asapps cannot harm the afterstep itself. If they
have problems they will simply fail to start but the
window manager should be running still.

> On Wed, 13 Jan 1999, Mark Stacey wrote:
> > I had a previous version of afterstep, 1.4.55N I think it was and never
> had
> > any trouble, I've removed the .steprc and the G/L/Afterstep directories
> > case they are causing trouble. I'm running Redhat 4.2 with kernel
> > My X server is 3.3.2.
> Did you upgrade AS?  If so, did you remember to remove the old binaries
> before you tried running?
> The old AS binaries are in /usr/X11R6/bin.  The new ones go in
> /usr/local/bin/, so you can accidentally get a mix of binaries of the two
> versions.  I expect this could cause trouble, although I don't know why it
> would segfault.

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