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Old 08-24-2003, 07:57 PM   #16
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Originally posted by MasterC
Sorry, I did kinda whip through that didn't I

In those 2 directories you can grab the AfterStep RPM's. I'd say grab the SRPMS (source RPM's) because it'll be more tailored to your system but at the cost of a wee bit more work (the above syntax).

Either way, once you get a working RPM (either from the Source RPM and the command syntax above, OR by grabbing a precompiled RPM in the first link) then you just need to install them via your system's Add/Remove programs bit (pffft!) or by opening up a terminal, and entering the directory containing the new RPM's and typing:
rpm -Uvh filename.rpm
Where filename.rpm is the actual name of the RPM in that directory.

This is what I get on my terminal for the sRPM
[jarget@jargetnetwork jarget]$ cd /home/jarget/Downloads/AS/v16
[jarget@jargetnetwork v16]$ rpm --afterstep.src.rpm
--afterstep.src.rpm: unknown option
[jarget@jargetnetwork v16]$
Old 08-24-2003, 08:02 PM   #17
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forgot to mention I found Afterstep 1.7 RPM and tried to install it. It said I needed certain files, I tracked most of them down and installed them. Now AfterStep-APPS says I need and I can't find these. It appears if I can get these and install, Afterset-APPS will install and then I can install Afterstep v1.7
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Those may very well be part of the AfterStep RPM, it is usually best to install all the RPM's that are parts of the dependencies all on the same line, like:

rpm -Uvh filename1.rpm filename2.rpm dependency1.rpm dependency2.rpm

Old 08-25-2003, 04:27 AM   #19
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Well I reinstalled Red Hat Linux and then installed everything for Afterstep. Now, how do I change my desktop to Afterstep. I'm currently in Gnome. Although I like KDE better. But AS more.

I used to run Litestep on my Win98 box a few years ago.


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