> I downloaded Fvwm-2.0.42 from sunsite.unc.edu. and I compiled
> it. everything went ok. But, when I ran X windows, there was the same
> screen coming out as it was before. would anybody on the net be able
> to tell me how to upgrade from Fvwm-1.XX to Fvwm-2.0.42. Thank you in
I have something like 2.0.39. I've seen .41 and .42. They suck, they don't
work half as well. In fact, if the one I've got had a page lock toggle,
I'd say it should be the release version.
When I installed fvwm2, I did it by hand because I was suspicious of the
install script. (I tried it later on a duplicate copy of my system, and
sure enough it screwed up the background of fvwm1)
I can't remember, but you might have to do xmkmf in the source directory
before you type make. The manual will help - RTFM.
If you do a make, you will have an fvwm2 binary, and a bunch of module
binaries. You can then do make install, if you're a trusting sort. I wasn't,
I did it by hand. It ended up not mattering anyway, even if fvwm1 *did*
get screwed up, I haven't used it since the day I installed fvwm2.
Anyway, if you want to install it by hand, you've got a little bit of work
ahead of you... busywork, mostly.
Go to /etc/X11, which is really /var/X11R6/lib/. Make a directory called
fvwm2. You'll want to put all the module executables there. FvwmAudio,
for example. You also want your system defaults file, and finally you
need to put the xpmroot executable. (It's not from the module directories)
Then put fvwm2 (the binary) in the same place as fvwm1 (fvwm). Really all
the work is going to each directory and copying the executable. Much
faster if you know how to use the find program. And don't forget to chown
and chmod it properly when you're done, if you need to.
PS: fvwm2 developers: I appreciate your efforts a lot, but I appreciate your
efforts up to .39 a lot more than I appreciate your efforts since then.
"It is not worth an intelligent man's time to be in the majority. By
definition, there are already enough people to do that." - G. H. Hardy
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