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Old 11-09-2003, 10:35 AM   #1
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GTK error when installing

just about every time i try to install something, i get a GTK error, but i was under the impression that GTK was installed with madrake 9.1. i was just thinking to myself, that i dont even know what GTK is. i am running KDE, can anyone explain, or help me with this error...

Checking for XShape extension ... yes
Checking for gtk version ...
Error: the GUI requires GTK (which was not found)

Check "configure.log" if you do not understand why it failed.
[atlantis@localhost MPlayer-1.0pre2]$
Old 11-09-2003, 06:01 PM   #2
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" i dont even know what GTK is"

Gtk+ is a set of useful programming routines the many, many application use to create a GUI. Another popular GUI programming set is Qt3. KDE uses Qt3 and Gnome uses Gtk+. Since you installed KDE you also have Qt3 installed.

You need to install Gtk+ even though you do not have Gnome installed because many Gtk+ based applications will run just fine on KDE provided that the Gtk+ routines are available to them.

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Old 11-09-2003, 06:14 PM   #3
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you have to download the gtk libraries and install them before you can compile a gtk program
Old 11-09-2003, 11:02 PM   #4
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i installed Gnome and KDE, so shouldnt i already have GTK libraries installed?
Old 11-10-2003, 04:07 AM   #5
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You do have them, but you don't have the -devel packages, which you need if you're going to install things from source.

Try installing gtk2-devel or whatever the package is called. It might be under the "Development Tools" category in Mandrake, but I never used it so I'm not sure.

Yes, this is stupid and confusing. No, you are not the only one who gets tripped up by this, in fact, we get people every week with this problem. Yes, people are working on a solution.


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