afterstep - window manager with the NEXTSTEP look and feel

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename afterstep_2.2.12-12_i386.deb
Package name afterstep
Package version 2.2.12
Package release 12
Package architecture i386
Package type deb
Category implemented-in::c interface::graphical interface::x11 role::program suite::gnustep uitoolkit::gtk uitoolkit::ncurses x11 x11::applet x11::application x11::window-manager
License -
Maintainer Robert Luberda <>
Download size 528.36 KB
Installed size 1.24 MB
AfterStep is a window manager based on FVWM which attempts to emulate
the NEXTSTEP look and feel, while retaining the configurability of its
predecessor.  Note that this window manager makes extensive use of the
color palette.  If you have only an 8-bit color display, it will run
as packaged, but you may want to modify the configuration to use fewer
AfterStep is a continuation of the BowMan window manager project, but
the name was changed to reflect the desire that it do more than
simply emulate and become a valuable window manager in its own right.


Package Version Architecture Repository
afterstep_2.2.12-12_amd64.deb 2.2.12 amd64 Debian Main
afterstep - - -


Name Value
afterstep-data = 2.2.12-12
aterm -
imagemagick -
libafterimage0 >= 2.2.12
libafterstep1 >= 2.2.12
libc6 >= 2.15
libdbus-1-3 >= 1.9.14
libglib2.0-0 >= 2.26.0
libgtk2.0-0 >= 2.8.0
libreadline7 >= 6.0
libx11-6 -
libxext6 -
menu -
menu-xdg -
perl:any -
sensible-utils -
ucf -
x-terminal-emulator -


Name Value
x-window-manager -


Type URL
Binary Package afterstep_2.2.12-12_i386.deb
Source Package afterstep

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install afterstep deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install afterstep




2018-08-31 - Robert Luberda <>
afterstep (2.2.12-12) unstable; urgency=medium
* Bump debhelper's compat level to 11, and update debian/rules to make
dh_autoreconf work.
* No longer pass --dbgsym-migration option to dh_strip, as the migration
from old afterstep-dbg package is complete (lintian).
* Add two patches to hopefully fix cross compilation issues:
+ 55-Pass-host-to-sub-configure.patch from Helmut Grohne to pass the
--host option to subprojects ./configure (closes: #899200);
+ 56-Fix-autotools-pkg-config.patch to replace AC_PATH_PROG macro for
PKG_CONFIG with AC_PATH_TOOL macro (lintian).
* New 57-Use-pkg-config-for-freetype.patch to use pkg-config (via macro)
instead of freetype-config for freetype detection (closes: #887599).
* Add lintian overrides for test.ttf.gz file shipped in libafterimage-dev's
examples directory and for .../icons/normal/License file that is not a
piece of documentation, but an icon.
* Provide simple testsuite for autopkgtest to check installability of the
binary packages (lintian).
* Add DEP12 upstream metadata file (lintian).
* debian/control:
+ switch to non-transitional packages in relationships:
gnome-themes-standard -> gnome-themes-extra (closes: #892034),
libtiff-dev -> libtiff5-dev;
+ add dependencies on sensible-utils (lintian);
+ set Rules-Requires-Root to `no';
+ drop ancient Breaks/Replaces;
+ update Vcs-* fields for salsa migration;
+ Standards-Version: 4.2.1.
2018-03-17 - Jeremy Bicha <>
afterstep (2.2.12-11.1) unstable; urgency=medium
* Non-maintainer upload
* Adjust 54-Adapt-to-gsd-324.patch for dropped plugin in
gnome-setttings-daemon 3.28 (Closes: #892003)
2017-08-07 - Robert Luberda <>
afterstep (2.2.12-11) unstable; urgency=medium
* Add 54-Adapt-to-gsd-324.patch from Jeremy Bicha to update the gnome-session
file for gnome-settings-daemon 3.24 (closes: #869938).
* Update 53-Spelling-typos.patch with a new typo found by lintian.
* Remove build-dependency on autotools-dev (lintian).
* Standards-Version: 4.0.1:
+ remove menu file, as afterstep provides desktop file.
+ add lintian overrides for `postinst/postrm has useless calls
to update-meus', because lintian fails to notice the ucf-managed file.
2017-07-02 - Robert Luberda <>
afterstep (2.2.12-10) unstable; urgency=medium
* Enable the `pie' hardening option (closes: #865594).
* Bump debhelper's compat level to 10 and switch to dh_missing from
`dh_install --fix-missing'.
* Remove usage of dpkg-parsechangelog from debian/rules (lintian).
* Add support for DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS/DEB_BUILD_PROFILES=nodoc; this requires
the latest debhelper.
* Add a lintian override for misspelled config option name.
* Create debian/*.symbols files (lintian).
* Pass `--user-dir' to ASDocGen to avoid creation of .afterstep directory in
build user's $HOME.
* Add build-dependency on libncurses-dev in order to enable readline library
in WinCommand.
* Standards-Version: 4.0.0.
2017-01-24 - Robert Luberda <>
afterstep (2.2.12-9) unstable; urgency=medium
* Configure without gnome-session, as neither most of the display managers
can split session's Exec line on spaces, nor the /etc/X11/Xsession script
can handle multiple arguments (closes: #850647).
* Add 52-Remove-iceweasel.patch to remove iceweasel and iceape from wharf
config file.
* Add 53-Spelling-typos.patch to fix more typos caught by lintian.
* Drop unused linitian overrides.
* Switch Vcs-Git to https and Vcs-Browser to cgit.
* Standards-Version: 3.9.8 (no changes).
2016-03-01 - Robert Luberda <>
afterstep (2.2.12-8) unstable; urgency=medium
* Remove `Multi-Arch: no' as dak does not permit this (see: #816213).
* Add 51-Warning.patch to fix implicit function declaration warning.

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