Re: .steprc problem

Frank Ronny Larsen (
Thu, 07 Sep 2000 09:49:00 +0200

> > 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
> 	This might be due to NFS or other non-physical disk.

I'm sure this has been discussed here before, but what is the reason
this socket is located in the users home directory? On large sites the
home directory is very likely to be placed on an NFS mounted system instead
of a local disk.

/tmp would be a much more logical place to put this file. (as is done by
most other programs using file-sockets..) Only on very rare occassions
have I seen /tmp being NFS mounted. (and that was diskless workstations). 

Frank Ronny Larsen
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