Re: [As-users] Themes.

Nathan Mahon (as_ml@vaevictus.net)
Tue, 31 May 2005 10:59:53 -0400


did you install afterstep via fink?
n8


David Walker wrote:

>Hmm.
>
>I had a look through the archives and it seems the general standard of
>question relates to development issues but I have spent about 10 hours on
>this so I'm going to dive in anyway.
>I have trolled through tigr.net and read the docs, etc. without success.
>
>It took me about 5 minutes to install AfterStep - very painless and
>rewarding to me. This is the first time I have installed a wm.
>
>I decided that if I was going to spend a large amount of time looking at
>it I may as well enjoy it so I went theme hunting :]
>I found MacAS-X which I quite like and dl it but that's where it all went
>wrong...
>
>I have OpenDarwin and X11 and AfterStep-1.8.11-0.i386.rpm
>When I install AS I have the following items of interest:
>Directory - /opt/darwinports/share/afterstep/themes
>   which contains DEFAULT.tar.gz and into which I put
>   macasx-1.7.164.tar.gz
>Directory - /opt/darwinports/share/afterstep/start/Desktop/Theme
>   which contains .include with contents:
>   keepname
>   include "/opt/darwinports/share/afterstep/themes" Exec
>installastheme.pl
>   include "~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/themes" Exec installtheme.pl
>extension .tar.gz
>Directory /opt/darwinports/bin
>   which contains installastheme.pl
>All that stuff is default.
>
>I have read many times that the "keepname, etc" instructions should be in
>the .include file in my start directory (as opposed to the .include file
>in the Desktop/Theme directory). It seems peculiar to me that someone
>would bother putting another .include file with the exact same
>instructions in what seems an appropriate place but what do I know? I
>tried it anyway but it doesn't install the theme.
>I have read several times that I could use installastheme.pl [--theme
><theme_name>] , etc. I presume this means to do it from the command line
>but it doesn't work. Maybe I am doing it wrong.
>I have tried many combinations of unzipping, duplicating, creating, etc.
>like it seems a lot of other people do even though still others said it
>was pointless. I just couldn't make it work.
>
>It seems that the point of the installastheme instruction in a .include is
>to take a theme.tar.gz file from a known directory, decrunch it, and throw
>the contents into other known directories. Could anyone confirm whether:
>my installastheme.pl is in the right spot
>my downloaded tar.gz is in the right spot
>whether I need to edit my .include in my start directory and what I should
>write (yes I have followed the instructions many times but it won't work)
>can anyone make it seem easy? as easy as the install of AS?
>My theory is that if I have the themes in the right place in
>/opt/darwinports/share/afterstep/themes that what is happening in
>~/GNUstep/Library/AfterStep/themes is pretty irrelevant. Is that fair?
>
>Could someone give me a shell instruction to install the theme.
>And an idea of the result (you will see some files going into here...).
>That way I can avoid restarting X to check. And I can also narrow down the
>possibilities from "it could be Darwin", "it could be X", etc.
>
>Any ideas, uri's, etc. much appreciated.
>Best Wishes,
>David Walker
>
>PS. My experience with BSD/UNIX/Linux (i.e. non-MS) is minute. Please,
>simple answers....
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