On Wednesday 30 July 2003 10:12, Christoph Haller wrote:
>I've compiled gimp-1.2.5 with success using the configure option
>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
>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.
>Regards, Christoph

Thats because AIUI, the tilde is a universal symbol representing the 
*users* home dir, as in if I was logged in as gene, then it would be 
string subbed by /home/gene when encountered in a script.  So ~/foo 
would be /home/gene/foo in that case.

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