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Re: GNUstep apps segfault on startup with Debian packages

From: Jim McLoughlin
Subject: Re: GNUstep apps segfault on startup with Debian packages
Date: Mon, 25 Nov 2002 10:13:37 +1100

Hi there

My guess is that you did not configure your .xinitrc file to start the pasteboard server on X startup. When installing the debian packages, it still helps to follow the build guide located at http://documents.made-it.com/GNUstep/Build. You should look at section 6, which covers post install configuration.

The debian installers should handle section 6.1 (starting gdomap and gdnc), but you should configure the .xinitrc as in section 6.3 (linked to here: http://documents.made-it.com/GNUstep/Build/xinitrc). Thsi .xinitrc will also handle setting your defaults (described in section 6.2).

I recall seeing segfault before I did the above, so hopefully this will solve your problem.

jim M

On Monday, November 25, 2002, at 05:51 AM, Jim Balhoff wrote:


Is anyone using the compiled GNUstep packages available for Debian? I decided to try Debian a few days ago after seeing that I could just use apt-get to install GNUstep. Everything else is working fine, but trying to launch any GNUstep app just produces "Segmentation fault." I at first tried Debian "stable", and nothing worked. So I upgraded my whole system to "unstable" to get the newer packages (make/base 1.5.0, gui/back 0.8.1). Still a no-go. I've tried the Debian packages for some apps as well as compiled some myself - same result. I don't want to build my own GNUstep libraries - since I switched to Debian so I could have GNUstep integrated into the rest of my package management (and building GNUstep takes a while on my old laptop).

Anyone got it working?


P.S. Maybe this is more of a Debian question, but I thought I'd find some others with this setup here.

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