Window Maker Hint
dracolinux at SoftHome.net
Thu Feb 7 18:52:24 PST 2002
I think there should be a Window Maker hint so I drew up one and here it
Corbin C Bates
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TITLE: WindowMaker-0.80.0 (WM)
LFS VERSION: 3.1
AUTHOR: Corbin Bates <dracolinux at softhome.net>
Here is how one can install WindowMaker-0.80.0 on your
Lets get a few items out of the way and make sure that you have
all of the required packages and the ones you would like to
- gcc suite
Symbolic link from /usr/include/X11 to /usr/X11R6/include/X11
These options are not required but it will make WindowMaker more
pleasurable to use.
Note: use the versions listed or newer.
- libXPM 4.7
Available @ ftp://sunsite.unc.edu/pub/Linux/libs/X/
- libpng 0.96
Available @ http://cdrom.com/pub/png
- libtiff 3.4
Available @ ftp://ftp.sgi.com/graphics/tiff
- libjpeg 6.0.1
Available @ http://www.ijp.org
- libgif 2.2
Available @ ftp://prtr-13.ucsc.edu/pup/libungif
- libHermes 1.3.2
Available @ http://www.clanlib.org/hermes
- GNU xgettext
Available @ ftp://ftp.gnu.org
Now lets get started with the build of WindowMaker. You don't need
to be a rocket scientist to compile this program. It is strait
Here is the simple build:
Now lets add some options:
./configure --prefix=/opt/wm \
add /opt/wm/lib to the /etc/ld.so.conf file and run ldconfig
Installs WM in its own directory. This also lets you remove
WindowMaker if you don't want it. If you don't like this
location pick one of your suiting.
Makes sure WPrefs.app installs in the right place
This removes the debuging symbols
One last thing before starting your newly installed Window
Logon as each of your users and switch to their home directory.
Run the wmaker.inst program to install WindowMakers
Finally your finished. Type startx and and you should be greeted
with WindowMaker's desktop.
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