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Old 03-07-2005, 05:10 AM   #1
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GTK+/Glib issue

Right essentially I am having this problem and can anyone help me.
I intstalled glib 1.2.10 after tarring it and running the usual ./configure , make , make install without incident.
Then I tried to install gtk+ 1.2. and run into a glib >= 1.2 required glib 1.2.10 found etc. and it didn't install.
I read from the GTK+ site that I can install glib 1.2 and gtk+ 1.2 as well as higher GTK+ and glib being 2.4 which I wanted to do.
Now here is the problem, I was able to compile and install glib 2.4.0 but when I run "glib-config - - version"
I get a 1.2.10 message and obviously NO GTK...

If I have been able to install glib 2.4.0 without getting a error message then why when I try to find what version of glib I have installed do I only get 1.2.10 where is glib 2.4.0...which should be installed as I got no error message when I ran ./configure etc. with glib 2.4.0
And why does gtk+ 1.2 halt when clearly I have glib 1.2.10 installed say ing that i need glib >= 1.2 ??????
What is going on... I believe I can edit a configuration path but after copying and pasting said message into emacs editor I get nothing ie nothing to edit.
I chasing my own tail.
I relatively new to linux and its ticking me off no end.. can anyone help...

Much appreciated.
Old 03-07-2005, 06:35 AM   #2
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Apps that are designed for gtk 1 and glib 1 wont work with gtk2 and glib2 because the two are not compatible. They can however both be installed on the same system and coexist fine.
Old 03-07-2005, 06:37 AM   #3
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I'm wondering why you're compiling it on your own and not installing from RPMs. But if you're doing it, you probably have a reason.

Where have you installed your glib? Probably somewhere in /usr/local. Do you have /usr/local/bin and /usr/local/lib in PATH (run 'echo $PATH' to check)? Also, see if gtk configure has --with-glib option (I think it has, you get list of options using './configure --help'). If it has it you can run it
./configure --with-glib=/usr/local
or something similar to point to the right glib.
Old 03-07-2005, 07:00 AM   #4
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When installing libraries, make sure that the path to the library is included in /etc/, usually /usr/local/lib for your own compiled libraries

Then as root run the command ldconfig (or /sbin/ldconfig) so linux will be able to find the library. The first few times I installed libraries by compiling the source code I got the same problem of the my target program not being able to find the library even though it compiled properly

Old 03-09-2005, 04:50 AM   #5
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Just a quick thank you to everyone. To answer maya ..I did use the urpmi update to add principally ethereal to my mandrake distro but I got a corruption on downloads.
However, I have gone thru everything and used ldconfig after each dependency and have compiled ethereal from source.
Learning loads and feeling chuffed with myself and to everyone thanks again.



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