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Old 11-14-2001, 09:28 AM   #1
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cant install a particular program

I know that perhaps no one can help, since it is with a specific, nonstandard (?), program, but I think this may have to do with something more system-generic. I hope.

I am trying to install gtkmm (so that I can install another program), and on the web site it said that it required libsigc++. So I downloaded it, and installed libsigc++, no problems, error messages, nothing. I installed it by compiling and then make install-ing.

when I ./configure gtkmm, it does find a version of libsigc++ that is compatable (or, at least, it is above the required version level and there were no mentions of bug about it on the site), but it tells me that libsigc++ is not sane.
I have no idea what this means. however, I followed the instructions : "Most likely this means that you have not placed /usr/local/lib path in your library config file and urn ldconfig."

and so, after hunting around and asking a couple of people, I find that my library config file is /etc/ I add this path, /usr/local/lib, to the bottom there, and run ldconfig, as root naturally. still, when trying to compile gtkmm, I get the exact same error message as if nothing has happened.

to be thourough, I tried to install libsigc++ again after having put that path int he library config file, but that did not help.

what am I doing wrong?

if indeed no one can help me: should I post this question on the gtkmm or the libsigc++ sites?

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Old 11-14-2001, 09:34 AM   #2
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you should have a config.out (?) file or something similar which should say exactly what's not working. I'm trying to sort gtkmm (tok me ages to get the clever name...) I generally try and look at the configure script, and find the command it's trying to run, try to do it on the ocmmand line etc...

Wouldn'y nkow about a proper solution tho, i've not had un-sane problems before... don't actually know what it means to be honest...

incidetanlly, my sigc is in /usr/lib, nothing much in local at all...

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Old 11-14-2001, 12:53 PM   #3
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try running
sigc++-config --help

it might be a slightly different name. check in the /usr/bin and /usr/local/bin directories. the config file is a script to tell other installations where the libraries are. also, did you run "make install" as root? if you ran it as a normal user, then it's possible that only parts of the installation were put in place, which could cause the "not sane" message. actually, try that first.
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I believe you install the wrong version of libsigc++. Version of libsigc++ is dependent on version of gtkmm. Therefore, go to the web site to download the right version and install it again.

Gook Luck!


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