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Old 06-08-2003, 10:51 PM   #1
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problem installing eroaster 2.2.0


Hi, I'm having a hell of a time installing eroaster 2.2.0. I have spent 9 hours today and am getting nowhere fast.

eroaster 2.2.0 says you need the gnome-python package, however, it doesn't say what version. Since Search is my friend, I have searched these forums and found that a lot of people were having problems because they had the gnome-python 1.99 version (corresponds to gtk2) but eroaster wasn't ported to gtk2 yet, so they had to get the gnome-python 1.4 version and everything worked hunky dory.

However, after installing a lot of sub-sub-sub dependencies for gnome-python 1.4, and finally installing that, eroaster 2.2.0 still wouldn't install. After some more searching and Googling, I think I may have come across an answer: eroaster 2.2.0 is now ported to gtk2, so I need gnome-python 1.99 after all.

Can someone please confirm this? gnome-python 1.99, right? not 1.4 , for eroaster 2.2.0.

The error message I'm currently getting when I try to ./configure eroaster 2.2.0 is
checking for gnome-python... failed: get it from ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/stable/latest/sources/
I have installed back and forth both the 1.4 and 1.99 versions all afternoon/evening and eroaster's ./configure script can never find it.

Can anyone with some eroaster experience lend a hand?
 
Old 06-09-2003, 04:18 AM   #2
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2.2.0 is the first gtk2 release, so it will presumably want 1.99
 
Old 06-09-2003, 12:59 PM   #3
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Thanks Chris. It's good to at least have a firm foundation to stand on.

Can you help me with gnome-python, specifically, what gets installed when I install gnome-python? As I mentioned previously, I have installed/uninstalled versions 1.4 and 1.99 about a dozen times, yet I get nothing whenever I try

$ find / -name gnome-python -xdev

What's going on?

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Old 06-09-2003, 07:51 PM   #4
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OK, I'm starting fresh.

During ./configure for gnome-python-1.99.16 I get the following error:

checking for pygtk-2.0 >= 1.99.16... Package pygtk-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `pygtk-2.0.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'pygtk-2.0' found

configure: error: Library requirements (pygtk-2.0 >= 1.99.16) not met; consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries are in a nonstandard prefix so pkg-config can find them.


The problem is I just finished installing pygtk-1.99.16, so it should be there, maybe just in the wrong place.

I tried taking the error message's suggestion of adding the directory containing pygtk-2.0.pc to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable, but I'm not sure I'm doing this properly. I found the pygtk-2.0.pc file in /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig, so I did:

PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig

and then ran the ./configure script again. I still get the same error as above, so obviously my attempt at setting PKG_CONFIG_PATH didn't do the trick. How do I need to do this?

Thanks

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Old 06-10-2003, 09:29 AM   #5
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I thought maybe I'd downgrade and try to install eroaster-2.0 to see if I'd have fewer problems. Again, I install gnome-python (version 1.4 this time) and when I ./configure eroaster-2.0 it still can't find gnome-python.

I tried getting to the bottom of why the configure script thinks gnome-python isn't installed. I stepped through the script and found this bit of code that generates the error message I'm receiving:
Code:
PYGNOME=`python -c "from gnome.ui import *" 2>&1`
PYGNOMEEXISTS=`echo $PYGNOME|grep -i "no module"`
if test "$PYGNOMEEXISTS" != ""
then
    echo failed: get it from ftp://ftp.gnome.org/pub/GNOME/stable/latest/sources/
    exit 1
else
    echo yes
fi
I understand everything except the very first line. I even understand some of that, it's setting the variable PYGNOME based on some results of executing a python script...but then I'm lost...I really don't understand everything inside the ` `

Can someone take me through everything that's happening in that first line, please?

Last edited by cpv204; 06-10-2003 at 09:35 AM.
 
  


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