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Re: Window Manager trouble/Thanks

Problem finally resolved. I think what went wrong was that I did an
apt-get remove on wmaker soon after upgrade, and emptied some of the
directories *by hand* when I saw that they weren't going away (because
not empty).

In retrospect this was a boneheaded thing to do, but it seemed like a good
idea at the time :ox

I finally did a dpkg --purge on wmaker, then reinstalled, which did the
trick. Thanks for the help and patience. Once again I have learned a


// G l e n n  B e c k e r                                                |
// I don't wanna kill my china pig.                                      |
// 		-- Captain Beefheart                                     |  
// glenn@scifi.com                                                       | 

At 5:32pm on Sat, 3 Feb 2001, Erik Steffl wrote:

> Glenn Becker wrote:
> > 
> > OK,
> > 
> > Here is what I get when I try to start WindowMaker into a vanilla X
> > display:
> > 
> > install: cannot stat `/etc/GNUstep/Defaults/WindowMaker': No such file or directory
> > 
> > And indeed, there is no such file there. Which says to me that something
> > is wrong with the wmaker installation; however, I have done apt-get remove
> > on wmaker a few times, and nothing has changed. Weird.
>   that's strange, on my system:
> jojda:~>dpkg -S /etc/GNUstep/Defaults/WindowMaker
> wmaker: /etc/GNUstep/Defaults/WindowMaker
>   and the file is indeed there. do you get any errors when trying to
> install wmaker? did you try to purge it and then reinstall? what do you
> get when you run the above dpkg command?
>   there are quite a few active bugs against wmaker pacage, lot of them
> over one year old, maybe it's not even maintained anymore?
> > fvwm is no longer a problem because there was just an upgrade in testing
> > and the new package works ok. sawmill I may just have to live without.
> > 
> > G
> ...
> 	erik
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