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Old 12-04-2010, 06:52 AM   #1
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"./configure" step doesn't work with GTK+ library upgrade


First time trying this. After trying to upgrade Mozilla, I received a warning that my GTK+ library needed to be upgraded from 2.8 to 2.10 or newer. In trying to upgrade my GTK+ library following these instructions, I got to the ./configure step but then received the warning
bash: ./configure: No such file or directory
I've got an EEE PC, running Linux (i686, I believe). I'm not sure what additional information to provide. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 
Old 12-04-2010, 07:25 AM   #2
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Are you running just the default OS on your EEE? If so, it's called Xandros and based on a now very old Debian.

./configure is looking in your current working directory for the configure script and not finding one. Make sure you are in the correct directory after extracting the source code. You will also need to install a number of build tools, gcc, make, and the like, to continue.

However, personally I think it might be easier to install a different version of linux than try to build GTK. Xandros is, well, awful, in my opinion. Also, GTK is a major component. Changing it could break other things.
 
Old 12-04-2010, 07:27 AM   #3
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If you want to keep Xandros there is this

http://wiki.eeeuser.com/howto:installfirefox3
 
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Well I am not sure about the OS stuff, but the error message is very clear.

Looking at the instructions you are following, it appears they forgot to tell you to change into the directory you just extracted.
So the steps should be:
Code:
$ tar axvf gtk+-2.0.0.tar.*
$ cd gtk+-2.0.0
$ ./configure --prefix=/opt/gtk
The 'a' in the tar command will take care of whatever extension you have downloaded.
 
Old 12-04-2010, 07:43 AM   #5
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Thanks so much. I'm too new to understand the differences between OSs, so I'm always up for a change. Which would you recommend, and is changing the OS a big overhaul? In the meantime, I'll take the Xandros upgrading route as it seems to be straightforward. Thanks again!
 
Old 12-04-2010, 12:17 PM   #6
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If you want netbook specific, Jolicloud is good. Which version of the eee do you have? Jolicloud might be a little heavy for the original eee pc 700.

http://www.linuxuser.co.uk/features/...10-group-test/
 
  


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