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Old 08-15-2003, 10:45 AM   #1
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GTK installation for RH9 its a mess!!!!!!!!!!!


Can someone please help me?...I am having a hard time installing GTK, because before that I need GLIB, ATK, PANGO, and for PANGO I need FontType, Freetype, etc... I have checked GTK page and I have not found a descriptive step to step procedure. I am using LINUX REDHAT 9. And I need GTK to install ethereal!!!....
 
Old 08-15-2003, 04:36 PM   #2
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I'm still having trouble. I'm going to have at it again today sometime hopefully.

Whats the most current version of Redhat right now?

Please responsd to your thread this time so that it takes me directly to it.

Thanks,
 
Old 08-15-2003, 05:28 PM   #3
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Thanks Man!

I have the 9.0 Redhat Distribution and I am having the worst time installing the GTK library (GLIB, PANGO, ATK)...

I just dont know if I am doing it right.....

I want to install GAIM and Ethereal on my workstation and I have encountered lots of problems.....

I do not know why but the gtk site suggests for some prefix on the ./configure --prefix=/opt/gtk before the make and make install. Before that I couldnt install GLIB....I used the same prefix when installing atk and pkcongig (that is suposed to be required as well). I am stuck with pango, cause it states fontconfig and freetype as compulsory and freetype i just cant install now.

Do you know if this is the correct path?

The information in gtk.org is just limited!

Thanks man
Manuel
 
Old 08-15-2003, 05:52 PM   #4
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Hi Manuel,

I'm just as baffeled as you. I keep you posted if I can figure this out.
 
Old 08-15-2003, 09:46 PM   #5
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Ok,
Finally, after 2 wks of bs and confusion/frustration...

I don't really know what happened here. But I've got this working now.

This is all that I did.
I went to http://gaim.sourceforge.net and downloaded gaim-0.67 tar.gz to my home directory.
Logged into the command line as root into the /hom/<usre> directory

tar -zxvf <gaim file.tar.gz>
Cd'ed into the gaim-0.67 directory.
Then ./configure (which actually ran without errors this time) then "make" (which took acoulple of minutes, but ran with out errors), then "make install".
To start gaim I had to goto /usr/local/bin/ and then once there typed ./gaim

The client started up and and all I had to do was put in the protocol that I was using (yahoo) my logon email name and password and away I went. Works flawlessly..

RPM's SUCK....peepee
And I don't know what the difference was between the gaim 0.66.tar.gz and gaim 0.67.tar.gz, but obviously there was something wrong.

I didn't need any GTK or GLIB...all of this was already installed.

I'm definitely switching to Gentoo Linux after I get a little familar with linux in general. This will have you compile everything from the source starting from the Kernel to what apps you want to install. Then I can allways be sure that (if the source code isn't screwed) that when I intall from source that it's platform independent and seems to put/make files/directories in a uniform standard. It seems that rpms deviate from this compared to installing from the source..

Hope this helps.
 
  


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