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Old 01-12-2005, 12:56 PM   #1
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pkg-config, gaim.pc not found


I'm trying to install gaim-decryption and I'm getting this error:

checking for pkg-config... /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking for gaim... Package gaim was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gaim.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gaim' found

configure: error: Library requirements (gaim) not met; consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries are in a nonstandard prefix sopkg-config can find them.


NOTE:
I installed Gaim-1.1.1 using AutoPackage and not from source. It seem like somehow the autopackage didn't create gaim.pc inside the /usr/lib/pkgconfig.
 
Old 01-12-2005, 02:02 PM   #2
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Anyone at all has any solution or suggestion?? Please help me. I've been fiddling with this problem all day already.. Thank you in advance..
 
Old 01-12-2005, 02:03 PM   #3
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What disto? does it have any type of -devel packages for gaim you didn't install?
 
Old 01-12-2005, 02:35 PM   #4
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I used the autopackage to install my gaim so I'm not sure it installed any -devel packages. maybe I should try installing from the source packages..
 
Old 01-12-2005, 02:39 PM   #5
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use the autopackage again and see it has a gaim-devel package. what distro is this again? I'm not sure what you mean by autopackage
 
Old 01-13-2005, 06:58 AM   #6
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Hi,

The gaim package does not install the -devel files by default because it's assumed most people will not be compiling their own plugins against it. Tim is aware that this is something a few people may wish to do and will probably build a -devel autopackage to go with it at some point, however this service is still new and this is one of those teething problems.

For now I would suggest uninstalling Gaim by running "package remove gaim" from the command line, and either:

- Installing Gaim from an RPM for your distro
or
- Installing from the source

This will give you the .pc files you need. In future hopefully the Gaim Decryption guys will provide autopackages as well.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 10:16 AM   #7
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__J,
I'm using SuSE 9.2 Distro.

mhearn,
I think this what I was looking for.

Thank you guys..
 
Old 01-13-2005, 11:05 AM   #8
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mhearn, another question please:

I uninstalled the gaim package using "package remove gaim" That seem to remove it.
So I got an Gaim 1.1.1 RPM package for SuSE 9.2. I was able to install it but I still can't find gaim.pc.

What I'm trying to do is install gaim-encryption 2.32 and I keep getting

checking for gaim... Package gaim was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gaim.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gaim' found

What else should I try to do??

Joe
 
Old 01-13-2005, 01:12 PM   #9
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You need to install gaim *and* gaim-devel RPMs. It's the -devel package gaim-encryption wants.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 04:07 PM   #10
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I do have the gaim-devel installed now I'm getting this message instead. I also have the mozilla-nss installed as well.

checking for mozilla-nss... Package mozilla-nss was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `mozilla-nss.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'mozilla-nss' found
checking for Mozilla nspr4 includes... no
configure: error: You need to specify --with-nspr-includes="dir"
(where "dir" is the location of the NSPR headers like prio.h)

I'm pretty new to Linux SuSE..
 
Old 01-13-2005, 04:51 PM   #11
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Wow, man, gaim encryption really isn't easy to install is it? I see they have Fedora RPMs but no SuSE RPMs. These guys should check out autopackage Maybe if you asked them and explained the trouble you were having they'd do so?

Well enough daydreaming ... you need to install the Mozilla NSS -devel package now. Unfortunately I have no clue what this is called or where you'd get it from on SuSE. Sorry I can't help further.
 
Old 01-13-2005, 05:01 PM   #12
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Oh it seems you must build Gaim with NSS from the gaim-encryption fAQ. Gaim has an entire page dedicated to SSL problems. I guess you'll have to read it.
 
Old 01-15-2005, 12:07 PM   #13
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Thanks for all your assistances mhearn.
 
  


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