Ack Ack Ack ... pfft. Last five lines or the error please
<Simon climbs out from under a mountain of printout ...>
Here's the error:
checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.2... no
*** The glib-config script installed by GLIB could not be found
*** If GLIB was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the GLIB_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to glib-config.
You need to make sure that glib-config is installed. Look for the file using your favorite search tool and note where it is.
If it is not there, then you need to install glib before you can install xmms. Usually best to get libraries as rpm's or similar if you can.
If it is there, but it is somewhere like /usr/glib instead of /sbin or similar then you need to check that the location is in your path (echo $GLIB_CONFIG).
It probably isn't there. You have two options...
1. create a symbolic link called glib.conf somewhere in your path, and point it at the real glib.conf.
2. append the path to glib.conf to your path evironment variable like this:
export GLIB_CONFIG=$GLIB_CONFIG:/usr/glib/bin (provided /usr/glib is is where glib.conf is found.)
(I am assuming that GLIB_CONFIG is a global environment variable - it could be a variable in the config script ... in which case you'll have to use a text editor to edit the script itself!)
This kind of error means that you do not have all the required libraries installed. In order to install from source you must
have all the libraries.
To get the libraries, just google the library name. You are using Mandrake, if I remember right, mandrake can use rpm's ... so www.rpmfind.net
is a good place to search. You distribution boards will also help you there.
Dosn't mandrake also have apt-get?
The first thing you upgrade is probably going to have to be gcc and its libraries. After that, other upgrades should be smooth sailing. As you encounter these errors and install the required components, these errors will be fewer, and farther between.
BTW: you missed out steps 1,3 and 4 from my post.