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Old 03-05-2003, 08:08 PM   #1
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replacing gtk+-1.2.9 with gtk+-1.2.10


When configuring gqview-1.2.2 it said I needed gtk+-1.2.10 or greater for it to work. I have gtk+-1.2.9 installed. My question is what would be the best way to upgrade to gtk+-1.2.10?
 
Old 03-06-2003, 10:34 AM   #2
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what distro are you using? That information is needed to answer your question.

I mean for example, if you're using mandrake, you could use RPM or URPMI....or if you're in Debian, then apt-get might do the trick...
 
Old 03-06-2003, 06:44 PM   #3
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i'm using lfs 3.1. i'm not sure if i should rm the old gtk and add a link to the new gtk. just not sure how to do this?
 
Old 03-07-2003, 09:14 AM   #4
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One of LFS's pitfuls is the implementation of package management.

I don't know if you could simply install a newer version of Gtk over the top of an existing one - you may find it would be okay because 'make install' would simply over write any files that already existed - but I believe it is the ones which do not get over written which could be the problem - the legacy files which may conflict.

One option would be to use something called install-log (see the hints at the LFS website). You run it after every program you install, and it keeps a log of all non-configuration files (i.e libraries, headers, executables) for that program. You could install 'install-log' - re-install Gtk 1.2.9 so that you know which files have been installed - run install-log to track all the Gtk installed files - then you should be able to remove them and install 1.2.10. Just an idea - the install-log hint gives a better description.

Check on the LFS mailing lists for more info as I think that is still very active.
 
Old 03-07-2003, 06:08 PM   #5
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thanks CragStar i'll try both sugestions then post back here.

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Old 03-10-2003, 06:33 PM   #6
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the README and INSTALL files said to remove the old gtk-1.2 and gdk directories in /usr/include but nothing else. so thats all i did. gqview seems to work fine but gnome-commander locks-up now and then. i didn't install FAM so don't know if that might be the problem???? i'll try recompiling it then see what happens.
 
Old 03-12-2003, 06:57 PM   #7
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i recieved many replies from the mailing list at linuxfromscratch.org saying it was fine leaving the two gtk+ libs there. after installing FAM to solve the lock-up of gnome-commander didn't work. it freezes more now. i uninstalled them and will look for sominthing else. any idea's?
 
Old 03-13-2003, 11:08 AM   #8
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I have been reading the thread on the BLFS Support mailing list regarding gtk-1.2.10 and gtk2 it looked like. Was this you? GTK1 and GTK2 are different and were designed to run side by side, but 1.2.10 and 1.2.9 are from the same development arm (GTK1) and so I don't really know if they can be run over the top of each other - but correct me if I'm wrong!

As far as lock ups go the way you can really solve problem is by working out what you have to do to lock it up - i.e is it repeatable everytime? Check the logs in /var/logs to see if anything is not right with something, although with a lock up I doubt you will find much.

Apart from that, drastically you could re-install LFS. Although this is a drastic measure at the moment it is something that can happen with LFS.

BTW - if your looking for a file manager try gentoo (not the distro!) It is easy to install, lightweight and very functional.
 
Old 03-13-2003, 07:17 PM   #9
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yes that was my post on blfs-support. my question was about gtk+-1.2.9 and gtk+-1.2.10. i had the impresion that all gtk+'s as they are very stable. been about 3 days now with both -1.2.9 and -1.2.10 together, but gnome commander locked-up with the first run.
i downloaded gentoo and love it. it's stable and very easy to use .

thanks CragStar
 
  


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