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