Re: Upgrade 1.7.142 to 1.8 ?

Jeff (norton@polarnet.com)
Tue, 18 Jul 2000 11:23:07 -0800


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.
>
>                                        Iwant Afterstep
>
> 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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maybe you should do a , find / -name afterstep , to see where it is , or not
as the case may be

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