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Old 01-05-2007, 03:15 PM   #1
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Unable to install trackpoint program...


I am new to linux so please don't laugh. But this is the error message I got when trying to configurate the installation...

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checking for libgnomeui-2.0... Package libgnomeui-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path. Perhaps you should add the directory containing `libgnomeui-2.0.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable No package 'libgnomeui-2.0' found
configure: error: Library requirements (libgnomeui-2.0) not met; consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries are in a nonstandard prefix so pkg-config can find them.
I am sure I have a newer version than 2.0. My problem is I don't understand the part in bold type. My distro is Mandriva Free 2007. My machine is a pretty IBM x40. Thanks in advance.

PS: can anyone direct me to a HOWTO about the SD Card reader on x40? Fedora Core 6 has no problem with that but Mandriva 2007 does not install it automatically.

PPS: any material for a complete newbie like me? I need to know some basic concept like libraries, modules... etc.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 03:59 PM   #2
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If you're using a distro like Mandriva, you likely need to install the development package for libgnomeui. It will be called something like libgnomeui-dev or libgnomeui-devel.

PKG_CONFIG_PATH is an environment variable that tells the pkg-config program where to look for metadata files (*.pc files). If things get installed in 'standard' locations, you won't need to set the PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable. If you have something installed in a non-standard location, then you will. For example, if you had libgnomeui installed in your home directory you could
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PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/home/SGFHK321/lib/pkgconfig ./configure
when installing trackpoint.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 05:32 PM   #3
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I've found libgnomeui-2.so.0 at /usr/lib. So I went
PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/lib/pkgconfig ./configure
still got the same error.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 07:56 PM   #4
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That's because it's not looking for the library. Like I said, pkg-config is looking for metadata files. This is the file you need
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/usr/lib/pkgconfig/libgnomeui-2.0.pc
Check that file exists; which I doubt since your build failed.
 
  


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