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Old 05-31-2003, 12:10 AM   #1
technolite
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Mozilla, other apps not working after Gaim install.


I successfully installed gaim 0.63 from source, and all the associated libraries (glib, gtk+-2.2.1, etc). Although gaim runs fine, now I can't start many other programs, including mozilla!

After installing gaim, I dragged the gaim icon from /usr/local/bin down to the KDE toolbar, so I would have a shortcut there. Then I decided I didn't like the shortcut & I removed it. I have no idea if it's relevant, but it's the only action I remember performing between installing gaim and the onset of this problem.

I haven't tested all programs, but here's a partial list of programs that no longer work (when I open the /usr/bin folder in Konqueror, and click on one of these programs, I get the error "couldn't find the program program_name_here":

mozilla
gabber
gnomeICU
LICQ (KDE)
gFTP
GnomeTalk
Evolution
GIMP

The following programs (again, just a partial list) still work fine:

Konqueror
KIT
LICQ
Lftp
KSirc
faces

I am running Mandrake 9.0 and use KDE 3.0.5a, although GNOME is installed as well.

And I thought I was doing so well for getting gaim installed! Grr. Anyway, thanks for any help, this seems like a great bulletin board.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 12:43 AM   #2
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Try running the programs that are giving you trouble from a shell(i.e.):

mozilla

See if it spits out any usefull errors.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 01:26 AM   #3
technolite
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Hi,

Thanks for the quick response.

typing "mozilla -v" gives:

"usr/lib/mozilla-1.1/mozilla-bin: error while loading shared libraries: libgtk-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

and typing "gabber" gives:

"gabber: error while loading shared libraries: libgtkmm-1.2.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory"

...and so on. I *remember* deleting all libgdk* AND all libgtk* files in /usr/lib in order to be able to install gtk+-2.1.1. (I found this advice during a search on linuxquestions.org. It worked to get gtk+-2.1.1 installed, but unfortunately seems to be causing problems now.)

How can I convince mozilla, gabber, etc., to use gtk+-2.1.1, instead of the old gtk 1.2 libraries?

(Gtk+-2.1.1 appears to be installed in /usr/local/lib, whereas gtk-1.2 was installed in /usr/lib, if that makes any difference.)

Thanks.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 01:40 AM   #4
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I think when you installed gaim and changed gtk you messed up the version that mozilla and gabber were using. Try uninstalling Mozilla and then re-installing.

May I ask why you installed gaim from source? Stick with rpm if you can.
 
Old 05-31-2003, 01:45 AM   #5
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he overwrote the version of glib and gtk that all those
programs were linked to.
you might could have gotten away with it if you
rpm -i instead of rpm -U
for install instead of upgrade.
get your mandrake cd and rpm -i the original gtk and glib.

Last edited by whansard; 05-31-2003 at 01:47 AM.
 
  


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