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Old 05-15-2005, 12:59 AM   #1
audiorevolution
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Problem with ./configure; cannot find gtk-config


I'm trying to compile Firefox 1.0.4 source under Kubuntu 5.04 PPC. Running ./configure in the untarred directory results in the following message:

==error message (@end of ./configure)==
checking for gtk-config... no
checking for GTK - version >= 1.2.0... no
*** The gtk-config script installed by GTK could not be found.
*** If GTK was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the GTK_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to gtk-config.
*** GTK+ is available from ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk
configure: error: Test for GTK failed.
==end error message==

I've double checked, and I have GTK++ and it's prereqs (Glib, PANGO, and ATK) are installed (according to Synaptic). Searching for "gtk-config" yields no results.

Any help for a newb?
 
Old 05-15-2005, 01:07 AM   #2
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gtk-config comes from the 'ol gtk, specifically gtk-1.x ( the version you want is 1.2.x, IMO you want gtk+-1.2.10 ( on debian based systems you'll also need gtk+-1.2.10-devel)). but note that this will not be your last problem, you cannot build firefox with ./configure, make, make install. ( you technically could, but it wouldn't be worth a sh!t).

http://www.mozilla.org/build/configure-build.html

http://www.mozilla.org/build/make-build.html

you will need alot more, depending on what options you specify. in my experience, whenever you enable a font system, you have to disable the other one, for example if you want xft to do the fonts you need to add --disable-freetype2 in your .mozconfig file or you get errors ( I've never compiled 1.0.4, but this is how it was in previous versions). for your distro, make sure you have all of the -devel packages you will need. pay attention to which version of libIDL also.
 
Old 05-15-2005, 01:13 AM   #3
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To add to the fine post above you should install apt-file to help in the search for the packages you will need to install, in this case you need the libgtk1.2-dev package as you can see from the output using it below.

Code:
>$ apt-file search gtk-config
libgtk1.2-dev: usr/bin/gtk-config
libgtk1.2-dev: usr/bin/gtk-config
libgtk1.2-dev: usr/share/man/man1/gtk-config.1.gz
libgtk1.2-dev: usr/share/man/man1/gtk-config.1.gz
libgtk1.2-doc: usr/share/doc/libgtk1.2-doc/gtk-config.txt.gz
libgtk1.2-doc: usr/share/doc/libgtk1.2-doc/gtk-config.txt.gz
 
Old 05-15-2005, 01:41 AM   #4
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I installed firefox in SuSe. It does not require install from source.
Login as root, and go the dir. where you have expanded the files and then ./firefox. It will bring you the installation window. Then click....click....finish.

Regards
anindyanuri
 
Old 05-16-2005, 04:51 PM   #5
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hi...i want install firefox-1.0.2 in fc3,and install gtk-2.6.7 but when ./configure it this error appears:
checking for gtk-config... no
checking for GTK - version >= 1.2.0... no
*** The gtk-config script installed by GTK could not be found.
*** If GTK was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the GTK_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to gtk-config.
*** GTK+ is available from ftp://ftp.gtk.org/pub/gtk
configure: error: Test for GTK failed.
pleaze help me...thanks
 
Old 05-16-2005, 10:22 PM   #6
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pleaze answer to my question
 
Old 05-17-2005, 05:22 PM   #7
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i solved that problem, but another error was appeared...
checking for libIDL-config... no
checking for libIDL - version >= 0.6.3... no
*** The libIDL-config script installed by libIDL could not be found
*** If libIDL was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the LIBIDL_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to libIDL-config.
checking for orbit-config... no
configure: error: libIDL not found.
libIDL 0.6.3 or higher is required.
I download libIDL-0.8.4 and install it,but this error was appeared,pleaze help me...thanks
 
Old 05-18-2005, 06:05 AM   #8
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the version it wants comes from orbit ( not orbit-2.x, but orbit-0.x). note that ./configure, make, make install is not the way you want to go for building firefox, read the directions on the mozilla site.
 
Old 05-21-2005, 02:37 AM   #9
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I'm having this same problem when installing lmule and mplayer.

Code:
>$apt-file search gtk-config
libgtk1.2-dev: usr/bin/gtk-config
libgtk1.2-dev: usr/share/man/man1/gtk-config.1.gz
libgtk1.2-doc: usr/share/doc/libgtk1.2-doc/gtk-config.txt.gz
However, gtk-config is nowhere to be found under /usr/bin.
This is very confusing to me.

Can anyone help?
Thanks
 
  


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