Re: Solaris 7?

Michael Stenner (
Mon, 22 Nov 1999 08:32:45 -0500

On Mon, Nov 22, 1999 at 02:22:21PM +0100, Iwant Afterstep wrote:
>      OK.  Where do I find the "source" which I should compile?
>      I have searched at the page, 
> but all the versions seem to be for some specific dialect of Linux, or for 
> Solaris for Sparc (I am using Solaris 7 on an Intel machine).  I have also 
> looked in the Afterstep org's ftp site, but I couldn't find anything there 
> either.

Both of these are on the Download page you mentioned:

These are both source packages.  You will need to download one of them and
unpack it with "tar -xzf AfterStep*"

If you go into the newly created directory, there should be
instructions on how to compile and install afterstep.

>      When I attempt to compile this source -- once I have learned where to 
> get it from, that is -- will I need a C++ compiler?  There is none installed 
> on this system, so if I need one, I'll have to start by downloading and 
> installing that.

I believe that you will only need a C compiler.  If you do not have
one, you can get gcc from the GNU project.  See

This should keep you busy for a while.  Good luck :)

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