Re: A Feature Request

Michael Stenner (
Wed, 19 May 1999 11:27:53 -0400 (EDT)

I'm not quite sure what you mean, but this might be it :)
I install afterstep at work, where I am not root, so I put the "global"
config files in $HOME/pkg/AfterStep-1.6.10
the per-user stuff still goes in G/L/A, though.  The way to do what I do
is this:

cd /home/einstein/mstenner/pkg/AfterStep-1.6.10/
mkdir -p bin
mkdir -p share
mkdir -p man/man1
./configure --prefix=/home/einstein/mstenner/pkg/AfterStep-1.6.10
make install

I then make symlinks for all of the manpages and afterstep binaries.
Afterstep will automatially find the stuff in share.

Hope that helps!

On Wed, 19 May 1999, Martin DiViaio wrote:

>I haven found any way to do this in the documentation. If it's
>available, I'm sorry for wasting everyone's time.
>I would like to be able to specify the configuration files directory at
>runtime. I know that you can specify a .steprc file but this isn't what
>I'm talking about. I would like to be able to give AS a directory name
>that would read the config files like the ones in the G/L/A directory.
>I am currently running AS 1.6.10 and am about to switch to 1.7.102.
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