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The libraries installed, when you do # 'yum install empathy' are run time libraries
and cannot be used for './configure && make'.
The *-devel packages must be installed beforehand, like indicated in # 2 :
# yum install glib2-devel telepathy-glib-devel telepathy-farsight-devel \
farsight2-devel gstreamer-devel telepathy-mission-control-devel libxml2-devel
\ etc. etc.
'cat /etc/redhat-release' will show which Fedora. Please specify.
Version of empathy : Your answer is required.
How does the default Empathy install and run well?
→ → It doesn't. Not alone. Please see the attached README.
You CAN also shoot your self in the foot, but I wouldn't. I like my foot.
Installing from rpm's (yum) makes sure all dependancies are met, and all needed patches are applied. Sometimes there are 5-10 custom patches to the package for specific distro issues. Compiling from source just invites trouble and "It does not work" whining.
"libmissioncontrol" is different with other normal packages. There is no package of libmissioncontrol or telepathy-mission-control (locate libmissioncontrol or locate telepathy-mission-control). And the new package of telepathy-mission-control couldn't be installed.
Could you try what I am doing? So you can see what's wrong there(empathy-2.24.0). The recompiled empathy will be installed a new item in menu "Applications->internet". Thanks a lot.
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Empathy 2.24 is from Fedora 10. Current Empathy source is 2.31.
Next to binary rpm's, All rpm based distro's publish source rpm's also. They can be used to change and recompile source rpm on new distribution (like RHEL/CentOS) or version if there are no dependency problems.
Would you ever use engine from older automobile model version and try to shove it inside brand new model chasis? You would not.
So select one Fedora version and use all dependencies packages from that version also. second link with help you with to find and download it. Do not mix versions from varios versions since most likely you will have dependency issues due to ever changing source of many packages.
Download srpm's, install them and recompile them. rpmbuild command will help you. Once you prepare for compiling, you will be able to edit source (tar.gz's) as you see fit.
I used this process to recompile 50+ packages from various Fedora versions to CentOS 5.x. You will have a lot to learn but once you do you will have much more understanding of RPM package manager and why mix and match is a bad thing.