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Old 07-26-2007, 12:57 PM   #1
tbutts
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glib and gtk+ updating


I have a question on this. Specifically glib.

First is there a command that you can type to see what version of GLIB you are currently using?
I am trying to install a program, and when i did ./configure it said i have to upgrade gtk+. So, i went and downloaded the latest version of gtk+. I went to ./configure that, and it says i have to upgrade glib.

I went and downloaded that, and did ./configure. That went fine. I did make then make install. It all went fine.

But, when i went back and tried to ./configure gtk, it says that i still have the old version of glib.

Givens:
Linux SUSE 9.3
I copied all of these to root directory.
Did tar zxvf <file>.tar.gz on all of them.
Windows user for ever. Actually started with DOS (so you would think that would help lol).

Thanks!
 
Old 07-26-2007, 01:15 PM   #2
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This command should tell you what version of GLIBC you have installed:

/lib/libc.so.6 | head -n1 | cut -d" " -f1-7

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Old 07-26-2007, 01:49 PM   #3
tbutts
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It says 2.3.4

When i do ./configure on gtk+ i get an error saying glib-2.0 >= 2.12.0

Is GLIBC the same as GLIB? Obviously i am clueless when it comes to Linux.

So, lets make it simple. How do i upgrade GLIB to latest if i have downloaded the latest GLIB file to root?
 
Old 07-26-2007, 05:05 PM   #4
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Apologies

I must apologise now as i misread your initial post - GLIBC and GLIB are not the same thing - I now feel bad as i have confused you even further. GLIB is something that i am not familiar with so i am afraid i must pass this up for someone else to answer.

Again - sorry - i must learn to read properly obviously ;-)
 
Old 07-27-2007, 08:46 AM   #5
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Hi tbutts
You certainly know that SUSE Linux 9.3 is a rpm based distribution, so maybe there exists already a binary rpm package of the program you want to install.
If you tell what this program is, it should be more precise for us.
When you compile important packages like gtk2 and glib from source, in a rpm based distro, you must be very careful not to mess your system up, because of packages already installed.
So give more details about what you are trying to do exactly.
 
  


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