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Using current progs: unstable debs v tarballs

Hi Everyone:

I will be receiving my slink CDs in the next week or so. I've noticed a
few posts about the more adventurous moving to potato.

I want to run the latest version of windowmaker, and there is a package
in potato. I'm a little nervous about mixing portions of potato in with
slink because I really don't want to break anything, and with potatop
still in the unstable state...

Can the source packages be rebuilt to run on an older version? Can I ftp
all the wmaker-related source debs and recompile them to get them to
work with slink?

If not, I am totally willing (and able) to compile from the source
tarballs, but I tried that a couple months ago and was unsuccessful. I'm
not sure what the problem was, but I think it had something to do with,
wmaker being installed (and removed) on my computer during installation.
Even though I removed it, the WindowMaker directory was still present
under /etc/X11.

I guess what I'm trying to ask is, can leftover links/directories affect
a program compiled and installed from the sources? When I compile from
source, I always put the binaries, etc. under /usr/local.

Anyway, when I compiled WindowMaker back then, it went smoothly without
any problems. I installed it, but when I tried to get X to start with it
as the window manager, X kept bailing.

Maybe I need to try again and see what happens this time around, but if
anyone happens to be using windowMaker, and compiled/installed it
themselves, can you post how you did it?

Mark Wagnon                  -o) / /  (_)__  __ ____  __    
Chula Vista, CA              /\\/ /__/ / _ \/ // /\ \/ /   
mailto:mwagnon@ixpres.com   _\_v____/_/_//_/\_,_/ /_/\_\

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