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Old 09-03-2005, 03:11 PM   #1
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How do I make sure something is in right path?

I am trying to install the DJ mixing tool GDAM. I get this message when I run ./configure .

"*** The gtk-config script installed by GTK could not be found
*** If GTK was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the GTK_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to gtk-config.
configure: error: Cannot find Gtk - gtk-config missing from path?"

I know GTK is installed becaused I downloaded a GTK rpm after I initially got this message and when I attempted to load it I got a message that a newer version was already installed. I run into this sort of problem just about every time I try to install any new program. How do I assure that all of the components I need are in the right path?
Old 09-03-2005, 04:22 PM   #2
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To solve your compilation problem, all you have to do is to install the gtk1.2 development package. When compiling programs depending on gtk, you must have this package installed (it should be named libgtk1.2-dev or gtk-1.2-devel).
Also, if you install an rpm package, files are automatically placed in the "right" place (binaries in /usr/bin, confg files in /etc ...).
Since gtk is installed from an rpm package, files should be in the right place..
Old 09-03-2005, 08:27 PM   #3
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Thank you very much for your reply. However, I still need to know how to ensure an installed program is in the correct path. I installed GTK+ 2.8.3 after reading your response and now it's giving me a message that I need something else to complete the installation but just like with the GDAM install it is something that I know I have already.

With GTK+ it was telling me I need pkg-config. I downloaded it and installed it and I am still getting the same message from GTK+ so I need to know how to ensure the installed program is where it needs to be. I have the same problem almost every time I try to install something. I get a message that I need something else even though I know it's there. I was amazed when pkg-config loaded cleanly.
Old 09-03-2005, 09:02 PM   #4
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Perhaps you might be better installing using whatever package Suse uses - I think it is Yast of Yum. These should take care of all dependencies for you, and also help in removing programs if necessary.

I hope this helps


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