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[Pan-users] Re: VDQ : can I double Pan?

From: Beartooth
Subject: [Pan-users] Re: VDQ : can I double Pan?
Date: Mon, 07 Aug 2006 14:23:51 -0400
User-agent: Pan/ (As She Crawled Across the Table)

On Mon, 07 Aug 2006 17:24:19 +0000, Duncan wrote:

> "Duncan" <address@hidden> posted
> address@hidden, excerpted below, on  Mon, 07 Aug 2006 16:13:46
> +0000:
>> That's not currently possible, at least not without "extraordinary"
>> measures,
> Shows what I (don't) know!  In case you get my messages but somehow miss
> Charles', set the environmental variable $PAN_HOME="path", to different
> paths for each instance.  =8^)

Youss guyss work fast! I got Charles's, thanks -- including the horse
laugh ... But I do appreciate the concern.
> (Note to self:  I /gotta/ learn to hedge my beta a bit better, and add
> qualifiers like "AFAIK".  Had I done so, I wouldn't be looking quite so
> stupid at this point, and my advice would be more reliable as well.
> Better for all concerned.)

Want a penance? <grin, ducking>

Charles's elegant-looking solution seems like something a real technoid
could do in the dark, with one tied behind her -- once she thought of it,
or was told; I don't mean to do any demeaning here.

But I'm no technoid at all. Environmental variables are one of those
things that stymie me every time I get up enough nerve to tackle one of
them. So are all things linux with names in caps. 

The only thing I'd know even to try would be to become root in a
terminal, copy 

   % echo $SHELL
   % PAN_HOME=$HOME/.pan2-real ./pan
   % PAN_HOME=$HOME/.pan2-weather ./pan

at a prompt, and hit enter. Or maybe copy each line to a root prompt of
its own, one after another, and hit enter after each.

It gives me the galloping fantods even to think of making up and then
*doing* things as root. I'd be afraid to try on a testbed machine, let
alone one I use.

So, instead of taking Charles's time from development, I'll ask you
<grinning & ducking some more> -- or anyone else here -- can you put that
into words of one syllable, that I can walk through? I sure would like to
do it.

Btw, being what I am, I'm holding off any upgrade until either the version
number hits 1.0, or Fedora's yum update does it for me, or both. I use Pan
much too heavily to risk anything beyond just yet, and for
things I can't go on without ...

Beartooth Staffwright, Wordcrafty Squirreler
FC5; Pine 4.64, Pan; Privoxy 3.0.3; CXO 5.0.1
Dillo 0.8.5, Opera 9.01, Firefox 1.5, Galeon 2.0.1
Remember I have little idea what I am talking about.

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