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Old 09-14-2003, 10:32 AM   #1
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Thumbs up giFTcurs requires gLib.. do I have it?


(i'm running Mandrake 9.1, very fresh (installed yesterday )
I'm trying to install giFTcurs - http://www.nongnu.org/giftcurs/ and although i'm able to unzip it, and get to config, i can't "make" since it says that glib is required. what is glib? do i have it, should i install it? thanks for any help,

Tom

also can someone guide me through installing giFT?

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Old 09-14-2003, 10:39 AM   #2
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Yes download and install, most likely if your going to install a lot of programs based off or use Gnome, then install glib. You can find more info at:

http://freshmeat.net/projects/glib/?topic_id=809
 
Old 09-14-2003, 01:56 PM   #3
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is giFT required?
 
Old 09-14-2003, 05:03 PM   #4
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i'm still struggling. how do i install glib?? ./install? i can't find any resources on how to do installs... are they standardized? and how do i find out if it's installed correctly or not? i could really use some help.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 05:15 PM   #5
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it appears that some other glib components are already installed, but for development purposes... can i get glib as a rpm???
 
Old 09-14-2003, 07:39 PM   #6
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okay... i've been able to install giFT, openFT, but glib is still giving me lots of problems
i'll "make install" it and it appears to go through, but when i try to configure giFTcurs it always says that glib isn't there.
 
Old 09-14-2003, 07:50 PM   #7
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this might be the problem but i'm not sure how to fix it- in the install directions it has:

Simple install procedure
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% gzip -cd glib-2.2.3.tar.gz | tar xvf - # unpack the sources
% cd glib-2.2.3 # change to the toplevel directory
% ./configure # run the `configure' script
% make # build GLIB

[ Become root if necessary ]
% rm -rf /install-prefix/include/glib.h /install-prefix/include/gmodule.h
% make install # install GLIB

i haven't done % rm -rf /install-prefix/include/glib.h /install-prefix/include/gmodule.h and i'm not sure how to set it up (what to put as install-prefix) or what it does... do i need to specify a location for glib to go?
 
Old 09-14-2003, 08:11 PM   #8
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yet another twist to this story (like anyone is listening)

glib 2.0 is (and has been) installed in usr/local/include/glib2.0/glib

but it isn't recognized... at all..
 
Old 09-14-2003, 08:19 PM   #9
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gtk+ is also not recognized by giFToxic...
 
Old 09-15-2003, 07:34 AM   #10
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right, you should *NOT* have installed glib from source. remove it and install glib-devel-2.2.2 from your distro cd's instead, giftcurs should then pick it up instantly.

giftoxic sucks.... really poor, go with giftcurs everytime.
 
Old 09-15-2003, 10:43 AM   #11
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i ran into the same problem as whoistom.
I had glib installed but it does not provide everything you need .
Went back through my mdk 9.1 power pack cds and installed all the gnome development stuff and everything works fine.The only problem i have with it is searches for movies dont seem to work as good as searches for mp3.
peace:erik
 
Old 09-15-2003, 04:42 PM   #12
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i was just trying giftToxic to see if i could get a p2p w/o that other stuff... it was a definite second choice... and i'm pretty sure glib isn't included on the (download) version of mandrake...
 
Old 09-15-2003, 07:20 PM   #13
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ok... now giFTcurs is installed... the only problem is that giFT is not... when i try to install gift it goes through fine, but then i run giftcurs and nothing happens. is there a way to start giFT? typing "gift" into the console doesn't work.
 
Old 09-15-2003, 07:25 PM   #14
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IT's case SENsiTivE:
giFT -d

The -d makes it so that you can close your xterm window, or reuse your console window (puts giFT into daemon mode) to launch giFTcurs.

Cool
 
Old 09-16-2003, 09:21 AM   #15
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alright i'll try that when i get home. thanks.
 
  


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