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Old 09-16-2006, 07:16 AM   #1
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problems in compiling wxGTK

HI, I try to compile wxGTK (wxWidget).

I download GTK 2.10.3 source, compile,and installed it.
I noticed it was put in /usr/local/lib.

When I run ./configure --with-gtk in wxGTK, it complained the
following errors

configure: error:
The development files for GTK+ were not found. For GTK+ 2, please
ensure that pkg-config is in the path and that gtk+-2.0.pc is
installed. For GTK+ 1.2 please check that gtk-config is in the path,
and that the version is 1.2.3 or above. Also check that the
libraries returned by 'pkg-config gtk+-2.0 --libs' or 'gtk-config
--libs' are in the LD_LIBRARY_PATH or equivalent.

I have the same gtk+-2.0.pc file under /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig and /usr/lib/pkgconfig. I do not know why wxGTK can not find it.

Old 09-17-2006, 09:55 AM   #2
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The main thing that I see that could be causing the problem is that configure is looking for pkg-config, and you are giving us the locations of pkgconfig. Trivial difference to humans, but very different to computers.

Your options at this point include -
1) Editing the configure file to look for pkgconfig instead of pkg-config. They may be entirely different programs, and not at all interchangeable.
2) Run configure --help and you'll get a list of options. It is possible that it isn't checking /usr/local/lib, but only /usr/lib. Again, look at the code and see where it is looking. If it only checks /usr/lib, than put symbolic links in /usr/lib pointing to the correct files in /usr/local/lib. You also might have the ability to tell the configure program "look here" with an include statement. The configure --help will give you the context to tell the configurer "look in this location for these files".



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