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Old 05-04-2007, 02:19 PM   #1
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Unable to compile gtk/gnome apps.


I'm trying to compile a couple of gtk/gnome apps and make errors with these msgs:
- "libtool: link: cannot find the library `/usr/lib64/libgobject-2.0.la".
- "libtool: link: cannot find the library `/usr/lib64/libgtk-x11-2.0.la'
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This is because Suse places the gnome libraries in /opt/gnome/lib64 but the file gobject-2.0.pc has the line " libdir=/opt/gnome/lib64" so the library location should be ok but obviously something isn't working correctly.

Any help is appreciated.
 
Old 05-04-2007, 03:23 PM   #2
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Is /opt/gnome/lib64/pkgconfig in your PKG_CONFIG_PATH?
 
Old 05-04-2007, 05:36 PM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Arow
Is /opt/gnome/lib64/pkgconfig in your PKG_CONFIG_PATH?
yes,
> echo $PKG_CONFIG_PATH
/opt/gnome/lib64/pkgconfig:/opt/gnome/share/pkgconfig:/opt/kde3/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/lib64/pkgconfig:/opt/kde3/lib/pkgconfig:/usr/lib64/pkgconfig
 
Old 06-12-2007, 08:18 AM   #4
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Ever find an answer?

I have the exact same issue....the path is correct for pkgconfig.....but "configure" for a few apps complains that it can't fine gnome libraries.

Thought perhaps you found a solution elsewhere.
Many thanks.
 
Old 06-12-2007, 08:43 AM   #5
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So long ago and getting so old fast

I think what I did was create soft links so that the libraries where found "ln -s /opt/gnome/lib64/libgobject-2.0.la /usr/lib64/libgobject-2.0.la"

If I recall everytime the compile halted I did this for the not found library and that I had to do this 3 or 4 times. Fortunately I don't compile many Gnome apps. as I'm a KDE'er and usually I can find an rpm.

Iirc Suse 10.3 will place gnome under /usr as does most distro's
 
Old 06-12-2007, 09:27 AM   #6
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Ah.....

Thanks for the tip....a linking I will go.....

With age comes wisdom....I just wish I could remember what wisdom I've learned....
 
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As an adjunct here I will post a problem which seems related.
After running an SLE10 system for a while, I noticed the GUI was hanging.
On investigation I found error messages in the log file indicating certain shared libraries could not be found. I traced them to /opt/gnome/lib64 . Used ldconfig to determine that this directory was not in the current shared library cache. It was however in /etc/ld.so.cache and so I used ldconfig to regenerate the cache.
This solved the problem.
 
  


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