Re: Upgrade 1.7.142 to 1.8 ?

David Mihm (dmihm@rchitecture.com)
Tue, 18 Jul 2000 13:24:50 -0500 (CDT)


On Tue, 18 Jul 2000, Iwant Afterstep wrote:

> I have now added /usr/local/bin to the PATH of /etc/profile.  Typing startx 
> still gives the same error message: afterstep: no such file or directory.  
> Changing the .xinitrc file as well didn't help either.
> 
> While there are only executable files in /usr/local/bin, none of them is 
> named "afterstep."  Could this be the problem?  Startx is trying to execute 
> a file that doesn't exist by that name?  Or is there something else that is 
> wrong?  I am grateful for all help.

To find the binary do: 

find / -name afterstep -print

Once the binary is found, you can do what has been suggested; if no binary
is found - pay close attention to the output when compiling to see if the
binary is being compiled.

> Mon, 10 Jul 2000 Sasha_Vasko@osca.state.mo.us wrote:
> 
> >no, it [the .xinitrc[ should read :
> >
> >exec /usr/local/bin/afterstep
> >
> >It is actually a good idea to add /usr/local/bin to your PATH variable,
> >as most of the packages compiled from the source install itself
> >in this location.
> >Just edit your /etc/profile and add :
> >
> >PATH=$PATH:/usr/local/bin
> >
> >at the end of it.
> >
> >
> > >I've only created one .xinitrc file before, and that only had "exec
> > >afterstep" in it.  Sorry to be so ignorant, but I am learning (slowly).
> >
> >If you add the path to AS to your PATH then you don't have to change
> >.xinitrc - it will be located for you by system automagically.
> >
> > >                                               Iwant  AfterStep
> >
> >Cheers
> >Sasha
> 
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