Christoph Haller <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

> I've compiled gimp-1.2.5 with success using the configure option
> --prefix=$HOME/foo
> However, when I try to start I face a rather bizarre message
>  For a proper GIMP installation, a subdiretcory named
>  $HOME/~/foo needs to be created.
> This appeared wrong to me, but out of curiosity I did the favor
> and created a directory called ~ (tilde) in $HOME.
> GIMP started, but as I expected complained about a missing directory
> $HOME/$HOME/foo
> The other way around, creating a $HOME/$HOME/foo
> in the first place, doesn't work either.
> I'm afraid I'm stuck in a vicious circle.
> Does anybody know, where my initial mistake may be.

What about using --prefix=/home/username/foo instead of relying on
shell substition where you can't rely on it?


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