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Here's another gtk related enquiry for you to try and resolve...
As with many of the other posts in here, people are trying to install gtk 2.0.0 or higher [on mandrake 9.1] and aren't having much luck. As far as I can tell i have it installed and have installed everything I can. When working frrom the guide on the gtk website I download all the dependants and all the files I need... do the usual ./configure - make - make install - but nothing seems to work. I eventually manage to get ATK into the compiler and it returns this error message:
checking for C compiler default output... configure: error: C compiler cannot create executables
I'm at a loss... Gaim looks like a really useful tool and I would be real greatful if someone would be able to help me install gtk.
I Think I have managed to have all the glib files I need installed through the GnoRPM installation manager... I think. I have managed to do the usual as far as ./configure etc etc goes but then it shows that my compiler was not able to produce executables.
I was at the stage you are at now only a few hours ago... sucks major doesn't it? :-/
I saw one of your previous threads earlier. I am trying to install GTK 2.2.2. However, 2.0.0 would be adequate. I believe already that I have GTK installed, unfortunately Gaim doesn't ;-)
I have installed everything I can possibly think of. Also, learning to compile source is something I would like to learn as this would come in useful for future reference, either for new kernel releases or softwares etc etc.
i'd be confident you'll find gtk+2-2.2.1 listed in there. that's what comes as standard with mandrake 9.1. if you're compiling from source on an rpm based system, then like i said above, you'll need the delveopment package for gtk, libgtk-devel.
You are correct. GTK is there. Which is what i believed but as I sdaid earlier, Gaim doesn't believe it... is there any way of installing gaim. It's an RPM based install that fails each time saying I need gtk version 2.0.0 which makes no sense. I presme that later versions of GTK are backwards compatible?
oh, that's rang a bit of a bell actually. think someone got stuck on that recently. am i right in thinking that if you run "rpm -ivh gaim-0.64.i586.rpm" (ish) then it says that "gtk2 = 2.0.0" is required, rather than "gtk2 >= 2.0.0"? if so then i'd suggest you got the rpm directly from the gsim.sf.net site (unless that WAS were it came from. seems that someone made a duff rpm. can't believe that it wouldn't run fine with 2.2.1 or newer.
alternatively you *should* be ok to actually force the installation (IF that is the only error you're getting). with "rpm -ivh gaim.rpm --nodeps"
isn't this thread more civilized than certain others?
You'll get the package signature warnings if you have your security setting at Higher or Paranoid iirc. You can choose which package distributors to trust by installing their encryption keys (most explain this when they provide it on their pages).
KMess doesnt use the original MSN fonts incase it's a copyright issue, but you can download 'themes' for it.