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Old 10-18-2003, 07:36 AM   #1
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Ireland
Distribution: Slackware 9.1, Ubuntu
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Angry GLIB not being seen

First of all , I'm a newbie, using Red hat 9
I installed glib 2.2.3 by extracting the tarball, opening a terminal and typing

make install

that seemed to go ok. But when I try to install pango 1.2.5

I get the following error message during the configure process:

checking for GLIB - version >= 2.1.3... no
*** Could not run GLIB test program, checking why...
*** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
*** exact error that occured. This usually means GLIB is incorrectly installed.
configure: error:
*** Glib 2.1.3 or better is required. The latest version of
*** Glib is always available from

...after which it exits.

-The configure script cannot find a glib installation with a version
greatet than or equal to 2.1.3
-Where the configure script looks in order to come to this conclusion
-What the configure script looks for in order to come to this conclusion
-Most other things about Linux

can somebody PLEASE give me some suggestions as to what is the most likely thing
that has gone wrong here. as I said I'm a newbie, but I need this in time for tomorrow.

Many Thanks
Old 10-18-2003, 07:45 AM   #2
Registered: Apr 2003
Location: Madrid
Distribution: RHEL, Kubuntu, Solaris, TRU64
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Didn't glib and pango got installed with RH9 installer?
Why you got a source package instead of a compiled one if you are new to this, man?

You could cut some of your fingers to make it more difficult ;-)

Seriously, can't you install glic & pango binary rpm packages ?
Old 10-23-2003, 01:04 PM   #3
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