So I installed Mandrake recently and wanted to load up some graphical apps. To my suprise I had found out that I had a higher version of GTK than many of the programs supported (most supported 1.2 and not 2+).
This is how I tried to troubleshoot this problem:
I download the libraries necessary, get glib-2.10, and get a compile error. It didn't look like any kind of compile error I've seen before in other installs so I assumed there was some incompatibility with my system or problem with the file. So instead I get 2.8, which completely compiled with no problems at all. I go to install GTK 1.2 and it gives me a compile error stating that glib 2.10 is still on my system, but this is confusing to me because I deleted the glib 2.10 files and my .bash_profile has nothing in it about it. Additionally I went out and deleted the glib-config.h file in /usr/local/lib (or some folder like that). Then I edited my .bash_profile to point to the new glib-config. No dice still.
So now at this point, I'm frustrated and I don't feel confident in my system's stability after me having played around with these libraries so much. I haven't done much configuration to my system and I'm totally willing to reinstall. My question is
... if I installed Gnome with KDE at the beginning instead of just KDE, then would I likely have these libraries?