I'm at the end of my rope here. My first day with Linux (Mandrake 10.1) and I am trying to install my first program (XMMS). Okay, I understand that you have to configure, make, and make install and that's not too complicated, but now I'm running into about a million dependancies, all with about a million dependancies of their own and I'm about ready to erase this partition and change back to Windows only.
Right now, I'm getting the following problem in the configure stage of installing XMMS:
checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.2...
*** 'glib-config --version' returned 1.2.8, 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
configure: error: *** GLIB >= 1.2.2 not installed - please install first ***
So, seeing as that was a fairly old version of GLIB, I decided to download a more current version (2.6.4) and found that it requires gettext. Managed to download and install that and then install GLIB without any errors (at least I don't think there were any, they blast text through the console so fast it's impossible to read it, so I'm not really sure what the point of the console output even is). Anyway, I go back and try to install XMMS again and exactly the same thing that happened before happens when I go to configure it.
I saw that it said I might have to change one of those environment variables to point to the new version, but I have no idea where the new version has been installed and the "Find Files" searcher just freezes up when I try to search with it.
Please tell me that not all program installations under Linux take 12+ hours. If they're all like this then this OS isn't going to survive on my hard drive much longer.