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Old 07-15-2002, 01:56 PM   #1
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Ok, here is my first problem, I'm a

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I'm trying to install some software. I go into the console and SU to root, do into the directory of the software I want to install, ./configure it, then get the error message that need GLIB. no problem, I go download it. try to install it and it says I need PKGCONFIG. So I install PKGCONFIG, no problems, I install GLIB, no problems, but when I try to install anything else it still says I don't have GLIB. what am I doing wrong?
 
Old 07-15-2002, 02:03 PM   #2
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Do as root "ldconfig" followed by "make distclean" in the directory of the software your trying to install, then try ./configure again. Configure leaves a file called config.cache that it refers to when you re-run ./configure and if config.cache says something is missing you will get the same error message, make distclean returns the source to the state it was in after you extracted it.
 
Old 07-15-2002, 02:11 PM   #3
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I'll give it a try, Thanks!
 
Old 07-15-2002, 03:47 PM   #4
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Is your system rpm-based (RH, Mandy, SuSE) ? If you got glib as an RPM package get the source package src.rpm or glib-devel-x.x.arch.rpm
About your first problem - com'n we are all started at some point., so it is not a problem rather state of being.
 
Old 07-15-2002, 06:08 PM   #5
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I have Mandrake 8.1, so I'm pretty sure it's RPM based. Another question, Now do I change my cursor and the cursor speed? oh, and where can I het thr RPM of glib? Thanks again!
 
Old 07-15-2002, 07:18 PM   #6
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What are you running, KDE, GNOME, bb, windowmaker? In KDE, GNOME mouse speed is changed in control center. The best RPM place every RPM aware linux user must bookmark is http://www.rpmfind.net . Use their search option to get gllib-devel (make sure the version for glib and glib-devel match up)
 
Old 07-15-2002, 07:22 PM   #7
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Thanks! one more question, and I'm sure this sounds stupid, but hkow do I access my CDrom drive? I went into /mnt/cdrom but there is nothing there. Oh, and I am using KDE.
 
Old 07-16-2002, 08:41 AM   #8
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Nevermind, I figured it out
 
  


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