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Old 06-12-2004, 01:13 PM   #1
halamazoo
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how to remove an older version of glib


I am trying to install xmms, but I when I do ./configure, I get this error:

checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.2...
*** 'glib-config --version' returned 1.2.2, but GLIB (1.2.10)
*** was found! If glib-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 glib-config was wrong, set the environment variable GLIB_CONFIG
*** to point to the correct copy of glib-config, and remove the file config.cache
*** before re-running configure
no
configure: error: *** GLIB >= 1.2.2 not installed - please install first ***


As far as I can see, it makes sense to simply remove 1.2.2, but I do not know how to do that. It must be simple, but looking all over the internet for the past 15 hours has gotten me nowhere. I have just started using linux as of yesterday, so it would be best if I was treated as if I knew absolutely nothing (which may be more true than I would like). FYI, I am running Mandrake 10. Anything else you need to know to help me answer this damn riddle, I'd be happy to oblige. Thanks in advance.
 
Old 06-12-2004, 04:39 PM   #2
Andrew Benton
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Isn't xmms on your Mandrake 10 CD's? It was on mine. Use the Mandrake Control Centre. It has a tool for installing software. Get it to show you all the packages that are available in alphabetical order. X is near the bottom. libglib-1.2-dev is on the list too, if you still want to install that anyway. I could talk you through modifying your environment variables (LD_LIBRARY_PATH and all that) if you want but the CD's are easiest at first. There's some good stuff on those CD's. They have all the tools you need to compile something like Mozilla Firefox from the source code.
 
Old 06-14-2004, 10:42 AM   #3
halamazoo
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I wanted to thank you for showing me the light, Andrew. I had heard that xmms came with Mandrake 10, but I searched all over the 2nd CD with no luck. For some reason, your post urged me to check out the 1st CD. Voila! There it was. I am still interested on how to remove older versions of libraries and whatnot. I don't know if it is even necessary, but it appears that it is something I should know how to do. I'm sure there is software that does all that stuff, but I'd like to get used to using command lines and the like. I digress... Thanks for the help.
 
  


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