Re: [As-users] 2.2.2 Release Announcement!

Jeff Krebs (
Fri, 2 Jun 2006 08:24:13 -0500

You need to look at the --prefix configuration again...

Setting it to /usr/local/afterstep-2.2.2 is incorrect.  Open
the "configure" file in the AS tarball and do a search for
"--prefix".  Everything builds on this descriptor.



with your PREFIX, AS is looking for data files in:


rather than


I see what you're tring to do, but you can't do it that way
with just PREFIX.  At a minimum, you need to change:

Fine tuning of the installation directories:
  --bindir=DIR           user executables [EPREFIX/bin]
  --sbindir=DIR          system admin executables [EPREFIX/sbin]
  --libexecdir=DIR       program executables [EPREFIX/libexec]
  --datadir=DIR          read-only architecture-independent data [PREFIX/share]
  --sysconfdir=DIR       read-only single-machine data [PREFIX/etc]
  --sharedstatedir=DIR   modifiable architecture-independent data [PREFIX/com]
  --localstatedir=DIR    modifiable single-machine data [PREFIX/var]
  --libdir=DIR           object code libraries [EPREFIX/lib]
  --includedir=DIR       C header files [PREFIX/include]
  --oldincludedir=DIR    C header files for non-gcc [/usr/include]
  --infodir=DIR          info documentation [PREFIX/info]
  --mandir=DIR           man documentation [PREFIX/man]

You're creating much headache.  I'd set PREFIX to /usr/local
and don't try and rename the AS dir.  I'd also verify your
MANDIR for your distro.  I had to set mine to:

	--mandir=/usr/share/man  for FC5

as the default would have been /usr/man, which FC5 doesn't use.

Jeff Krebs

* M.-A. DARCHE ( wrote:
> Jeff Krebs a écrit :
> >
> >Not having the issue, AS 2.2.2 runs fine on my system (FC5).
> >
> Thanks a lot Jeff for your confirmation. That is appreciated.
> I am taking the liberty to send this answer to the list as well
> so people can follow the case.
> >If AS is actually running but you have ghosted items in your menus,
> >my gut says "paths".
> >
> I have the same feeling.
> >You mentioned that you changed the path to
> >/usr/local/afterstep-2.2.2... Have you tried it default?
> >
> I only changed the default path when compiling AfterStep:
> configure --prefix=/usr/local/afterstep-2.2.2
> I didn't change the paths afterward in the configuration files.
> So this configuration should really work.
> My aim is to be able to install many different versions of AfterStep
> on my machines so that I can be sure to always have a stable running
> AfterStep version while being able to test the new ones and give
> potential feedback.
> As you suggested I will try to reinstall AfterStep by doing a
> single "configure", and I will report here. If this works the
> problem really comes from my configuration. But from now, being an
> old AfterStep user and tester, I've never such problems. Maybe some
> parts of old deployments are lurking somewhere but I am almost 100%
> sure that's not the case.
> Cheers,
> -- 
> Marc-Aurèle DARCHE
> AFUL <>
> Association Francophone des Utilisateurs de Linux/Logiciels Libres
> French speaking Linux and Libre Software Users' Association
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