Installing pango with cairo support, so pangocairo is available
My Distro is RHEL4 .
I am trying to install pango-1.28.1 with cairo support. I have already installed cairo-1.8.10, fontconfig-2.4.2 and freetype-2.4.2.
These installation were done without giving any additional parameter with ./configure
All are installed from Desktop folder.
On doing a make check for cairo, the report says that 121 of 200 tests failed.
Then i do a make install.
While doing ./configure for pango the following message is displayed:
checking for CAIRO... yes
checking which cairo font backends could be used... none
configure: Disabling cairo support
checking for GLIB... yes
checking for LIBTHAI... no
As pango is not installing with cairo support so i do not have a pangocairo file required be most recent browsers. Which is blocking me from upgrading to latest browser.
Are you doing this all from source? If you're installing through a package manager, have you installed all the development files for the packages in question as well?
Are there any configure options available? Usually ./configure --help shows what's available.
RHEL4 is rather out-of-date. Any chance of upgrading it?
And a link to your other post on the subject:
development files ?????
i installed the following packages:
all were installed with
I am doin all the installation from source.
Upgrade is not an option for now.
Most distributions like to separate out the library headers into separate packages. It often causes unfamiliar users problems when compiling. But I guess that's not your issue.
By the way, I see that there have been at least a few previous threads on this subject. A few of them are listed at the bottom of the page. Have you used the search function here yet? Or Google?
RH EL4 : Compatibility libraries for a newer firefox are available :
... Please read this LQ thread :
I installed all these packages from centOS.
After installing all these packages, i downloaded a rpm for installing firefox.
The rpm package did not install, it said that libnssutil3.so, nss nspr are missing packages.
I downloaded nss and nspr RPMs also from centOS but they also did not install, failed due to package dependency.
Kindly suggest the way forward.
I have set the path in .bashrc as follows:
[root@localhost firefox]# echo $PATH
[root@localhost firefox]# locate libpangocairo-1.0.so.0
On running the updater script that is provided in the tarball download, there is an error saying
[root@localhost firefox]# ./updater
./updater: error while loading shared libraries: libpangocairo-1.0.so.0: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Why is it not able to locate the library when there is a path available for it.
I am doin these operations as a root user, have also tried these as local user.
When i'm doing a "rpm -q mozilla-nspr"
But when i try to install nspr with "nspr-4.7.1-1.el4.i386.rpm", also downloaded from centOS.
It says that following packages can not be found:
I am not sure, why, if the mozilla-nspr package is already installed, the rpm is not able to find it.
Also when i tried to upgrade with another older version of mozilla-nspr, there was a message saying that a newer version of it is already installed.
I'm consolidating the solution to the problem i was facing:
As i do not have support for RHEL, so downloaded and installed RPMs
Then followed comment #7 in the thread below:
Untarred the latest version of firefox i.e firefox3.6.8
changed .bashrc file in my home directory to incorporate:
Did a ./firefox from the directory in which it was untarred.
Viola!!!! firefox is up and running.
Thanks to all those who contributed to making this possible..
of gtk, etc., it will not work correctly.
The CentOS 4 / RH EL4 way with the libraries is :
Point to the libraries, only when starting firefox (or evolution28).
It can be done by adding the export LD_ etc. in the 'firefox/firefox' start script :
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