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On Fri, Jan 03, 2003 at 02:35:35AM -0500, Nori Heikkinen wrote:
> however, it's segfaulting and refusing to do much once it gets to the
> 'WindowMaker' line in my ~/.xsession.  ~/.xsession-errors tells me
> it's because i can't create a GNUstep directory, and tells me to run
> wmaker.inst:

why can't it create the directory is what bothers me.  are the permissions
on your home dir not allowing you to create directories?  or, perhaps if
you've restored your homedir as root it's still owned by root?  what happens
if you try and create it manually from the cmdline?

normally if you don't have that directory it should create it automatically without complaining much.

> (of course i forgot to copy these files from my old hard drive when i
> was making backups, as i didn't know what they were ... well, this is
> how you learn, i guess!)

> wmaker.inst seems to not really exist, except on some french Debian
> page somewhere.  what should i do to generate the GNUstep directories
> and files that WindowMaker needs?

it's just window manager settings and preferences, not having it shouldn't
have broken anything.  i'm guessing this is a symptom of another problem...


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