Re: upgrade

David Mihm (
Sat, 4 Mar 2000 23:03:16 -0600 (CST)

On Sat, 4 Mar 2000, Michael Vieths wrote:

-> If you didn't uninstall the old version first, you should have a directory
-> defaulting to /usr/local/share/afterstep_old that will have all of your
-> old files and directories.  You may want to just copy your autoexec,
-> pager, wharf, look, and feel configurations from there.  You may also try
-> manually starting it (start menu, modules, pager) and seeing if it
-> appears.  Does it get swallowed into your wharf?

	This is not a good idea, as things changed in the move from 1.7.x
to 1.8.x, if you don't use the default shipped with the relaes, then
things like what has happened below will occur.  Always cp the files you
wish to modify to the user tree; if you are doing things for all users,
then use the .include feature and add it to each users ~/G/L/A tree.

-> As for changing the background, I noticed when going to 1.8 that, when I
-> select a theme, I need to go into start menu/desktop/update all in order
-> to get it to update the wallpaper.  You might want to try that.

	This is due to not using the default share tree - you are missing
some changed .include files.

-> Otherwise, copy the image into /usr/local/share/afterstep/backgrounds,
-> update startmenu, then do start menu/desktop/pictures/<whatever>.xpm.  It
-> should update the image without doing update all.

	This is highly discouraged, as specfic changes should be made to
the individual users ~/G/L/A tree as the share tree is rm'd  (and should
be) upon each new version installation.

-> There's a ChangeLog on in the Download section.  It
-> should have a rundown of things that've changed, including new features,
-> though you may need to dig a bit.

	There is also a NEW file that comes with the distribution (along
with the above stated ChangeLog file).	

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