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Re: Installing GNUstep make/base/gui/back onto Mandrake 9.1 system....

From: Chris B. Vetter
Subject: Re: Installing GNUstep make/base/gui/back onto Mandrake 9.1 system.......
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2003 12:06:59 -0800

On Sat, 29 Mar 2003 04:26:49 GMT
"Andy" <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi Chris....thx  i've also read some gnustep docs just now, i see what
> you're referring to.........must this be repeated after all
> compile/installs are done for base, gui etc...or just after
> gnustep-make?? Thx for the quick help.

During install time, you only need to source it in once, after
installing gnustep-make.

On Sat, 29 Mar 2003 09:28:39 GMT
"Andy" <address@hidden> wrote:
> Hi again....i type this at the prompt in terminal window, as root....
>   . /user/GNUstep/System/Makefiles/GNUstep.sh
> ...but shouldn't it crunch numbers for a while?...it just immediately
> goes to # prompt after i run the above command...........then i try to
> ./configure gnustep-base and i get same "must run blah blah first!"
> again......

If you take a look at (the contents of) the file, you will see that
basically all it does is setting environment variables, eg. where
GNUstep is installed, what kind of OS you're running, and so on.

Those environment variables are then picked up by the configure
script for the remaining gnustep-core packages.

However, in order to compile GNUstep based programs, like GNUMail, or
even _run_ them, you will have to make sure that those environment
variables are set as well.

The easiest way to do that is to add a call to your SHELL's login
script, eg. to ~/.bashrc (or whatever SHELL you're using). Something
like that:


  if [ -f $GNUSTEP_SYSTEM_ROOT/Makefiles/GNUstep.sh ];
    . $GNUSTEP_SYSTEM_ROOT/Makefiles/GNUstep.sh

If you run xdm(1), you should (also) add it to your ~/.xinitrc
and/or ~/.xsession script.


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