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Old 02-17-2005, 03:56 AM   #1
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problem in "./configure" gaim


Hello all,
i have redhat 8
i'm trying to install "gaim-1.1.2.tar.gz"
when i'm configuring it.........at the last its giving the error....saying..
......."Could not run GLIB test program, checking why....
.......The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
.......exact error that occurred. This usrally means GLIB is incorrectly installed.
...configure: error:
.......GLib 2.0 is required to build Gaim; please make sure you have the GLib
...... development headers instlled. The latest version of GLib is always availbel
......at http://www.gtk.org/.................

so in order to over come this problem i installed "glib-2.0.0.tar.bz2"
it was extraced, configured, make and make installed properly....
after that i "updatedb" ....
...
But agsin when i'm trying to "./confiugre" the "gaim" its giving the same problem...
I just fed of trying to install some media player........
Plz. help me out...

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Old 02-17-2005, 04:19 AM   #2
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Add the path to the installed glib in /etc/ld.so.conf and run
Code:
ldconfig
afterwards.
But I think it would be better to use rpm to install glib.

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Old 02-17-2005, 05:29 AM   #3
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Hello........
how am i supposed to know that where the files of "glib" are after
installation.?
...
i tried "locate glib"..........but its showing hundreds of files....
..
what should i do/??
 
Old 02-17-2005, 05:37 AM   #4
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why dont u use a package manager like apt-get or yum

so if u want to install gaim all you have to do is type : apt-get install gaim

it will then download it and its dependencies (if it has) and install it for you
 
Old 02-17-2005, 05:38 AM   #5
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Read the INSTALL file in the directory you extracted glib-2.0.0.tar.bz2, or run ./configure --help to see what is the default installation location.
But If I were you, I would install glib using the RH package manager since it's a critical library.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 06:43 AM   #6
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this is most likely happening because you installed a different version of glib on your system even though it already has one installed (but without the devel files - rpm distro's ) you need to remove the glib-2.0.0 you installed and install the -devel package for the glib you already have if this is the case.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:10 AM   #7
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Being a newbie....i don't know how to uninstall the "tared" sources....
i know only to remove rpm pacages.....
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:22 AM   #8
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if you kept the source directory around, go back to it and do "make uninstall" as root.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:44 AM   #9
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Mr. __J...
sorry for asking very silly questions.........but being newbie i don't know
anything.
........
as u said i unstalled the "glib".........
..........
but now how to install the "devel glib" which should already be there
on my system....
.........where it will be i don't know.........?
moreover i just posted a query asking how to run the "devel rpm" for
gaim....?
...
regards
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:55 AM   #10
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sorry to ask again but , why dont u use a package manager like apt-get or yum

so if u want to install gaim all you have to do is type : apt-get install gaim

it will then download it and its dependencies (if it has) and install it for you

and if u want to uninstall it u will have to type : apt-get remove gaim

there is also gui for it called synaptic
 
Old 02-17-2005, 07:55 AM   #11
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look on your install cd's for it. or use up2date or yum ( look in the red hat/fedora forum on this board) to install the -devel package.
 
Old 02-17-2005, 08:28 AM   #12
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most of these problems arise because as a newbie u do not install some packages which might be required

so the best solution i think is to go for a full install instead of looking each time in ur cds for packages

i too have faced a lot of problem earlier

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