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Old 04-02-2004, 06:39 PM   #1
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trying to install Gnome 2.6


it requires glib >= 2.0.0 and i just upgraded it to 2.4.0, which is reflected in /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/glib-2.0.pc

However when i try to install other required packages like atk, it complains about version of glib being lower than 2.0.0.

What am I to do?

Old 04-02-2004, 06:41 PM   #2
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...of course maybe i did not compile GLIB correctly, how do i find out?

I simply launched:
make install

and there were no errors

Old 04-02-2004, 06:58 PM   #3
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I recommend trying Garnome. It installs to a directory tree of its own and will not interfere with other Gnome installations. If you want to remove it, simply delete the directory and remove the entry X session entry and you're done!

It defaults to installing to ~/garnome but I prefer putting it in /usr/local/garnome (or /opt/garnome) to make it accessible by all users. If you add the LD_LIBRARY_PATH entry and related ones like the PATH, as described on the homepage, to your other X session types you can benefit from the Garnome libraries and apps no matter if you run Garnome or not. I usually use XFCE4 or Fluxbox but I like having up-to-date libraries to build apps against and Garnome is ideal for that too.

The current version of Garnome provides Gnome 2.5.92, which is a developer's preview of Gnome 2.6. A "true" 2.6 release from Garnome is expected very soon.

Old 04-02-2004, 07:10 PM   #4
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Thanks for the reply

I was able to solve my problem thanks to Linux community!

for the sake of letting know to others how to deal with the problem:

here are the instructions i found:
"change to etc
add line

in my there were no /usr/lib neither /usr/local/lib
so i added those lines



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