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Old 02-11-2005, 08:14 PM   #1
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Gnome and GTK

So I installed Mandrake recently and wanted to load up some graphical apps. To my suprise I had found out that I had a higher version of GTK than many of the programs supported (most supported 1.2 and not 2+).

This is how I tried to troubleshoot this problem:

I download the libraries necessary, get glib-2.10, and get a compile error. It didn't look like any kind of compile error I've seen before in other installs so I assumed there was some incompatibility with my system or problem with the file. So instead I get 2.8, which completely compiled with no problems at all. I go to install GTK 1.2 and it gives me a compile error stating that glib 2.10 is still on my system, but this is confusing to me because I deleted the glib 2.10 files and my .bash_profile has nothing in it about it. Additionally I went out and deleted the glib-config.h file in /usr/local/lib (or some folder like that). Then I edited my .bash_profile to point to the new glib-config. No dice still.

So now at this point, I'm frustrated and I don't feel confident in my system's stability after me having played around with these libraries so much. I haven't done much configuration to my system and I'm totally willing to reinstall. My question is... if I installed Gnome with KDE at the beginning instead of just KDE, then would I likely have these libraries?
Old 02-11-2005, 08:29 PM   #2
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Most applications on Mandrake use GTK2.x but some still use GTK1.x. The two are not compatible, so you need both GTK 1.x and GTK 2.x to be able to run these apps properly. By the way instead of manually installing these needed libraries, use urpmi so that the packages are installed from official Mandrake repositories. There are good urpmi guides at easyurpmi and

Last edited by reddazz; 02-11-2005 at 08:34 PM.


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