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Old 02-29-2004, 09:49 PM   #1
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Question gdesklets and Redhat 9

I am running RedHat 9 with the latest updates from RedHat.
I have tried numerous times to install and run gDesklets, to no avail.
I keep on getting gnome-pyhton dependecies, although newer versions exist.
Can somebody point me in the right direction?

Old 03-25-2004, 04:36 AM   #2
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Unhappy gdesklets

same with me

i get this: configure: error: Library requirements (gnome-python-2.0 >= 1.99.17 pygtk-2.0 >= 1.99.17) not met; consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries are in a nonstandard prefix so pkg-config can find them.

in apt itsays i have gnome-python2 99-14...even though i have 2.0.2-5 installed...can anybody help?
Old 04-06-2004, 11:04 AM   #3
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I have the same problem, I'm trying to install gDesklets, and Im getting that error.
When i first tried, the ./configure fell over when trying to find PKG_Config, but i think i fixed that when i installed pkgconfig... lol

But yeah, I try and install python-2 from the RPM on the Fedora CD and it says its already installed...... whats going on?
Old 05-21-2004, 08:28 PM   #4
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I'm having the same problem...I tried updating python with the rpm I got from their site, still doesn't work. Anybody find a way to fix this yet?
Old 06-04-2004, 05:00 AM   #5
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same problem here
Old 06-08-2004, 05:44 PM   #6
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wow, this sucks...nobody seems to know. I'm not experienced enough with Linux to know where to start to figure it out.

Somebody please help!!!!!
Old 06-26-2004, 08:35 PM   #7
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Okay, here is what your problem is:

When installing gnome-python, it created a file called gnome-python-2.0.pc this file contains all of the information required to tell the program pkg-config that you are running the right version of gnome-python. What you have to do is do a search for this file and you should get two results, one of them if you open it will have Version- then whatever the older version you were running is, the other one will have version-2.0.0, or whatever new version you are running. Remember where that file is located, on my comp. it was /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/gnome-python-2.0.pc. Then go to the gnome-python directory before you try ./config, if you've already done it, re-extract the contents of the file where you can start fresh. then from terminal, before typing ./configure, type this: export PKG_CONFIG_PATH= then the location where the newer .pc file was for example:

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH= /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/

then run ./configure and it should pick up your newer version of gnome-python, that is if you have updated it


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