windowmaker fails

Konrad Kosmowski K.Kosmowski at
Sat Nov 8 20:10:58 UTC 2003

On Sat, 8 Nov 2003, Daniel Bahena wrote:

> I downloaded WindowMaker-0.80.2.tar.gz
> untared it, then
> ./configure
> make
> and finally 
> checkinstall (this creates an rpm from my build and installs it, that
> way I don't loose my rpm database, if you want to know more from
> checkinstall check

> Any how, everything went ok, then I go to my console, type 
> echo exec wmaker > .xinitrc
> and then
> startx, and this is what I get


> wmaker: error while loading shared libraries: cannot
> open shared object file: No such file or directory

It can't find the lib. Maybe try running GNOME, then do:

$ killall metacity && strace wmaker > blah

Then look at near end of ~/blah file, you should see what files it 
tryied to open (libs f.e.) - you'll then know the path and will be able 
to specify if it can find the library and where it looks for it.

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