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Old 01-30-2006, 04:49 PM   #1
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Package dependencies issues; gmodule, gobjects, etc.

I'm trying to install gDesklets, and I'm not having much luck so far. When I ./configure, I get the following chain of events, leading to a new package which I then ./configure, leading to another package, etc...

gDesklets: Needs Python, so go get gnome-python.


gnome-python, needs


libgnome, needs


gnome-vfs-2.0, needs



which then moans about gmodule, gobject and ORbit. ORbit I can find, where's gmodule and gobject?

I always get the same error:
Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively you may set the DEPENDENT_CFLAGS and DEPENDENT_LIBS environment variables
to avoid the need to call pkg-config. See the pkg-config man page for
more details.
Any ideas? Also, when I install these packages, should I do it in any particular directory? At the moment I run them from a folder in /home.

Last edited by NikToo; 01-30-2006 at 05:06 PM.
Old 01-30-2006, 05:42 PM   #2
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why not use yum to install it? It would simplify things for you. Building from source can be frustrating for noobs
Old 01-31-2006, 02:30 AM   #3
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And frustrating it is indeed. Where do I find Yum? I use Yast which doesn't find these latest versions of everything. Is it possible to add as a source?

Last edited by NikToo; 01-31-2006 at 02:37 AM.


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