Re: Some libraries found

david mihm (dmihm@swbell.net)
Fri, 26 Nov 1999 15:15:11 -0600


I suggest you buy a book or two.  "Unix for Dummies" or even "Teach
yourself Unix in 21Days" This information is basic knowledge stuff, and
until you grasp the basics, your learning curve is going to be very
shallow.

Iwant Afterstep wrote:
> 
>      I apologize for not being more observant in my quest for the libraries,
> but I am doing this in what little time I manage to steal during class (I am
> supposed to learn how to use Solaris 7, but the built in window maker -- cde
> -- is so ghastly that I just have to get AfterStep on it as soon as
> possible).
> 
>      Anyway, I managed to find "local" versions of two of the three
> libraries I should have -- "xpm-3.4k-sol7-intel-local," and
> "jpeg-6b-sol7-intel-local."  These I managed to install (I hope), using the
> pkgadd command.  The "libpng-1.0.5.tar.gz" was more difficult, since I first
> had to download and install a gunzipper before I could gunzip it.  Now it
> turns out that before I can install the png lib I have to install something
> called a "zlib."   Now I am getting worried that it will turn out that
> before I can install the "zlib" I will have to install a "ylib," and that
> before I can install a "ylib" I will have to install an "xlib," and that
> before I can install an "xlib" I will have to install a "wlib" and so on.
> All I really want to do is to install AfterStep.  Oh well, I am off to
> search for "zlib."  Thanks for all help.
> 
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