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The problem in my other post seems to be going a lot deeper...
To make it short: I have compiled and installed new versions (2.4) of glib and gtk+ a while ago. Now I found out that glib-config --version and gtk-config --version both say 1.2.10. I downloaded glib 2.4 again, compiled and installed it, glib-config --version still says 1.2.10. Any idea what may be wrong?
glib 1.x and glib 2.x as well as gtk 1.x and 2.x are different and can coexist on a system. I am sure your gtk2 and glib2 installation is fine because I have them installed on my system but the version of glib-config is listed as 1.2.10.
How do I find out then if I have glib 2.4 or 2.6 installed? I have a problem (getting lots of unknown symbol: g_assert_warning errors) that I have read elsewhere may be caused by glib and gtk+ 2.6 and solved by going back to glib and gtk+ 2.4. This could be hard though if I can;t find out which version I actually have installed...
In /usr/include I have directories for glib-1.2and glib-2.0 ... presumably future updates will create new directories. I note that in /usr/lib/glib/include there is a header file called glibconfig.h which lists, among other things, major version 1, minor version 2 etc ... i.e. 1.2.10 so glib-config --version returns 1.2.10