Ok, well, first of all- I'm running Red Hat Linux 8. I decided to update Gaim, because, unfortunately, the older version's Yahoo protocol doesn't like to load. It logs into Yahoo, logs right back out, and says "Error: cannot read".
Well, I went all the way through the tar gz until ./configure, where it said it required GLib 2.0.0 or higher...So I went and fetched the most recent, and configured it, where it said it needed pkg-manager 0.15.0 or higher... So went and configured it, completed it, went back and configured GLib successfully, and tried to configure Gaim. This was it's response:
pkg-config --modversion glib-2.0' returned 2.2.1, but GLIB(2.0.6) was found! If pkg-config was correct, then it is best to remove the old version of GLib. (I tried this, but it didn't grant me access to the usr/share/doc folder... I even tried it as root user, and still no luck.) You may also be able to fix the error by modifying your LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment or by editing /etc/ld.so.conf. Make sure you run ldconfig if that is required on your system. If pkg-config was wrong, set the environment variable PKG_CONFIG_PATH to point to the correct configuration files.
Could you help decipher how to fix this up, please? Help is very much appreciated.