.steprc problem

Niall (bradyn@maths.tcd.ie)
Mon, 21 Aug 2000 19:49:00 +0100

Hi all,

I'm having a problem with using ye olde steprc files; we only recently (during
the course of doing a complete ports reinstall) upgraded from, *ahem*, 1.0,
and have since discovered that our old steprc file no longer works.
(running version 1.8.0, the afterstep-stable port on FreeBSD).

If AfterStep is started in the normal manner, everything works fine; however if
the "-f" option is chosen; one of two things happens...

1) If the ~/GNUstep directory hasn't been created, then
   AfterStep gives the following error... (from .xsession-errors)

  /usr/X11R6/bin/afterstep: unable to bind socket to name '/home/bradyn//GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/non-configurable/connect.DISPLAY=:0.0': No such file or directory

2) If the ~/GNUstep directory has been created (after
   starting up Afterstep in the normal manner), then
   and you then try to start Afterstep with (eg)

   	exec /usr/X11R6/bin/afterstep -f /local/skel/steprc.maths

   you get a black & white scheme, with no menus, buttons
   or control over moving windows.
   (I've tried this on two systems; and with both our steprc file,
   and the test.steprc file distributed with AfterStep

Running off and changing everything in the /usr/local/share/afterstep/
directories is no real problem; I'm just curious as to what's causing the
problem with the steprc files!

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