More problems buidling Afterstep on SunOS 5.5.1

Sarwat Khan (
Thu, 27 May 1999 23:36:20 -0400 (EDT)

Well, I've got more roadblocks. I'm going to list steps from the FAQ and
problems I have with them. This is the part that talks about installing
when not root. 

It says that all paths are relative to the AfterStep source directory. I
assume this means the src directory, which is in the directory where
configure is. 

> 1.Copy afterstep/afterstep to $HOME/bin/. 

Ok, done.

> 2.Copy modules/*/(binaries) to $HOME/bin/. 

Huh? There's no modules/, and I don't really know how to tell what's a
module. So I copied all the binaries in the subdirectories of src/ (like
src/Animate/Animate) into $HOME/bin. 

> 3.Copy apps/*/(binaries) to $HOME/bin/. 

I have no idea what the apps binaries are. Hopefully it was handled by
what I did in #2.

> 4.Copy GNUstep/ to $HOME/. 

I couldn't find a GNUstep directory. I tried making a
~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep, and put in the contents of the afterstep/
directory (the one in the same place as configure). 

BTW, is there a way to change the requirement from GNUstep/Library to just

> 5.Edit $HOME/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/base.* to reflect the above paths
> in the lines starting with ModulePath and PixmapPath.

Those files were in the afterstep/ directory mentioned above. I tried
editing those, but at this point it seemed pointless. 

I know it's not exactly a valid thing to do, but I tried executing the
afterstep binary (~/bin/afterstep) from the command line. I got the
following: bin/afterstep: fatal: open failed: No such file or

Thanks for any help,