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I installed glib-2.2.3. Then I tried installing ATK so that I could install GTK. When I used the configure command for ATK I got the following error:
checking for GLIB - version >= 2.0.0...
*** 'pkg-config --modversion glib-2.0' returned 2.2.3, but GLIB (2.0.6)
*** was found! If pkg-config was correct, then it is best
*** to remove the old version of GLib. You may also be able to fix the error
*** by modifying your LD_LIBRARY_PATH enviroment variable, or by editing
*** /etc/ld.so.conf. Make sure you have run ldconfig if that is
*** required on your system.
*** If pkg-config was wrong, set the environment variable PKG_CONFIG_PATH
*** to point to the correct configuration files
*** GLIB 2.0.0 or better is required. The latest version of
*** GLIB is always available from. If GLIB is installed
*** but not in the same location as pkg-config add the location of the file
*** glib-2.0.pc to the environment variable PKG_CONFIG_PATH.
I modified both the LD_LIBRARY_PATH and the PKG_CONFIG_PATH to include the directory that contained the .pc files (/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig). I used the export command to do this and when I echoed the variables, the only directory listed was /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig. I also edited the ld.so.conf. file to include this directory and ran ldconfig. I still get the same error while trying to configure ATK. I can not find glib-2.0.6 so that I can remove it. I am not even sure if the .pc files are what is being looked for or if there are configuration files somewhere else. I have seen similar posts for what appears to be the same problem, but I have found no good answers. Please, please help. Thanks.
I found something interesting. If you delete libglib-2.0.so.0.0.6 from /usr/lib, ATK gives a different configuration error. There are libglib files for glib-2.2.3 in /usr/local/lib. Maybe deleting all of the earlier versions (of libglib, libgmodule, libgobject, and libgthread) from /usr/lib and COPYING the newer versions into /usr/lib will work.
I just stumbled upon a solution that worked for me last night. When installing glib, atk, pango, & gtk, give them the /usr prefix when you configure ( ./configure --prefix=/usr). Unlike slackware and gentoo, red hat eviently requires the /usr prefix, and not the usual /usr/local. Hope this helps for anybody out there who experiences the same prob.
This must definitely be done with glib. I am using a RedHat 8 installation, and the the gtk would only work after I installed it both ways (the default and --prefix=/usr). Incidentally, I also had to install atk and pango this way. However, my system has since crashed after updating a few other libraries. When I am completely up and running, I'll post again--but I'm leaving tomorrow and won't be back for a couple of weeks (like anyone cares). Later.
I'm trying to install arts (component of xmms) and it gives the same error (with glib). It's all I really care about, because I'm trying to get my xmms up and running again.
I can't play mp3's because xmms gives me an error. I tried reinstalling glib with "./configure --prefix=/usr" and installed arts using the same command line and it gives me the glib error. I've seen this solution on the internet before and I think it's just a matter of picking a different director for mandrake. I don't know which directly I'm looking for though. I'm new to linux all together. Music is the most important thing in an OS for me and I've temerarily switched back to windows until I've figured out a way to get this fixed
Any suggestions would be appreciated, anything that you might have tried to get this to work. Anyone who's had this problem with mandrake would be preferred
xmms & MP3s don't work if you use RedHat because of licence problems. There's a patch somewhere on the internet wich enables you playing them anyway, search for it on this forum (I found it too here) or on google.