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Old 08-17-2003, 04:27 AM   #1
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GLIB installation trouble

I hava a problem with installing glib 2.2.2. The installation goes well but when im about to run ./configure on atk i get the message that I dont have glib >= 2.0.0 installed. I have tried to install glib from src files and I have tried to install it via a rpm, none of them complains about the install.

What is the problem.
Old 08-17-2003, 04:34 AM   #2
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just a question.... what do you mean by the install goes fine until you run ./configure??
Is not ./configure your first step?
Old 08-17-2003, 05:04 AM   #3
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the installation of glib goes just fine.
But when i run ./configure of the atk thats when the trouble comes, I am beginning to suspect that my pkg-config does not update
Old 08-17-2003, 05:08 AM   #4
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After installing GLIB, type that command
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig
Then try to configure atk, that should work...
Hope that helps.
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Thanks! It works now.
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I've got a similar problem so I won't start a new thread. I installed glib-2.2.3 without incident. I then ran ldconfig and had same problems as Alderian trying to ./configure on another program. So then I ran

export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig

like hfwazy said but I get this error when I try to ./configure on another package:

checking for pkg-config... (cached) /usr/bin/pkg-config
checking for GLIB - version >= 2.1.3...
*** 'pkg-config --modversion glib-2.0' returned 2.2.3, but GLIB (2.2.1)
*** was found! If pkg-config was correct, then it is best
*** to remove the old version of GLib. You may also be able to fix the error
*** by modifying your LD_LIBRARY_PATH enviroment variable, or by editing
*** /etc/ Make sure you have 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
configure: error:
*** Glib 2.1.3 or better is required. The latest version of
*** Glib is always available from

I'm not sure what to do. I'm trying to install the latest verions of gtk+, but I'm working on the dependencies now. Thanks for any help.
Old 09-25-2003, 04:46 PM   #7
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I have some problems too with installing gtk+, and dl the newest 1.x.x versions of glib and gtk and am now trying to do something.
Oulevon, try first to delete the file config.cache before you hit ./configure, maybe it helps.


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