Chris Lee (
Thu, 25 Jul 2002 14:17:19 -0500

On ,  said:

> Hmmm, i should have thought to do that. I'm used to software that when
>  there is a make error, make gives up. AfterStep doesn't seem to have
>  that feature, as it kept right on going after giving errors. And there

As I said, separating commands with semicolons does not stop them from running
in sequence no matter what.  As SB said, separating with && (logical and) will
stop the entire command chain when one process does not exit cleanly.  This is
a feature of your shell, not AfterStep's Makefile.  IIRC AfterStep builds all
of its modules and libraries as separate make targets, which means that just
because 'gcc ... -o afterstep ..." fails does not mean that the rest of the
targets will not be built.  However, it does interest me that 'make all' did
not fail, so I'll bring it up next time I talk to sasha or someone.  :)

>  were several errors, all of them along the lines of "X11/xpm.h: No such
>  file or directory". I checked the requirements again, and i should have
>  xpm-devel to compile AfterStep. I don't have that. Right now i don't
>  have my Mandrake install CDs, but this weekend or early next week i'll
>  try to dig up the RPM for xpm-devel and after installing it, i'll give
>  AfterStep another go. I'll post my results back here. Thank you for the
>  help.

Thanks again for your patience, and again I apologize that you did not find
assistance sooner.  Good luck. :)

>  > Hello,
>  > 
>  > Are you certain there were no compilation errors? Does the afterstep
>  > binary exist in your build directory (in src/afterstep/) after make?
>  > 
>  > Try again with something like:
>  > 
>  > (./configure && make && make install) 2>make-err.log
>  > 
>  > and check make-err.log for any error output...
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