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Old 09-16-2004, 06:50 AM   #1
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gaim gtk error

I am trying to install gaim-0.82.1 on mandrake 9.2.

when i run ./configure
after compling for a seconds it says,

*** GTK+ 2.0 is required to build Gaim; please make sure you have the GTK+
*** development headers installed. The latest version of GTK+ is
*** always available at
*** Could not run GTK+ test program, checking why...
*** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
*** exact error that occured. This usually means GTK+ is incorrectly installed.
configure: error:
*** GTK+ 2.0 is required to build Gaim; please make sure you have the GTK+
*** development headers installed. The latest version of GTK+ is
*** always available at

where as when i query rpm -qa|grep gtk

it show gtk+2.0-2.2.4-2mdk is present with some other gtk related rpms.

should i download latest versions of gtk+ that is 2.4 or any other idea to solve.
Old 09-16-2004, 07:14 AM   #2
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Grab the Mandy 9.2 package instead:

if you are absolutely sure that you have the gtk2 libraries installed and the rpm still reports the same error, force the install with:

rpm -U gaim-0.82.1-0mdk9.2.i586.rpm --nodeps
That should help. Or else, grab an older version of gaim here:

There's no need to grab always the latest packages from Gaim. They update that thing every one/two weeks and have not added important features (if any at all since 0.75) as ICQ/MSN download capabilities.

The folks maintaining gaim surely have a lot of spare time to update it so often


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