How to set the path for pkg-config??
I have a problem installing gaim in SLES 9. When I tried to configure(./configure)the source file, I get an error message showing that pkg-config is missing and it failed to find glib2. But I've already installed both! So, what is the problem here? At the end of the configuration, it also says something about PKG_CONFIG_PATH. Actually, what is that? Hope someone can help me takcle this problem. TQ
If pkg-config is installed it can be found in /usr/bin, so you could run ./configure PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/bin. But usually this should not be required. In case of glib2, make sure the 'devel' package is installed. Also check the version requirement of your software.
A few ideas...
Have you seen these write-ups?
How to build RPMs for SuSE 9.2 x86_64
How to Build Gaim for SUSE Linux 9.1...
I have done the compile thing with Gaim before, but have since forgotten what I learned. I ultimately gave up on compiling, and my solution for apps like Gaim was to find a few reliable YAST repositories where I could get the latest stable versions. With Gaim in particular, it's difficult to get a compatible version of gaim-encryption, but I get mine from the Guru site now:
Guru's RPM Site: Home » Packages » Network » gaim
If you have other reasons for wanting to compile, then I'd be interested to hear them. I only ask because it seems like you're trying to mix oil and water. SLES 9 came out in August of 2004, and you're trying to install a cutting edge desktop app like Gaim 1.5.
Hey Brett, thanks for the info and url. It certainly give me new knowledge.
FYI, I've already done it before(compiling gaim1.5) and successfully installed it. But I forgot the steps how I accomplished the job and having a difficult time remembering it.Hehe...
Right now, I'm facing a new problem. The pkg-config is now working, but the gtk+ seems have gone missing.
You need to install the development packages of gtk2 and glib2, not just the binaries. Search for gtk and glib using yast and you should find the development (devel) packages.
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