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Old 03-21-2004, 04:57 AM   #1
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whats glibc?

im trying to update glib so i can install gtk, gnome already has all these packages when i installed redhat 9.0

i read somewhere u can update them seeing as when i run ./configure it complains about finding to versions.

so whats the difference between glib and glibc? i can find an update for glibc but not glib

thanks much
Old 03-21-2004, 05:03 AM   #2
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and what the hell does CVS mean and what can i do with it
Old 03-21-2004, 05:55 AM   #3
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glibc is the main C function library for Linux and is pretty essential, it's probably best not to muck around with it unless absolutely necessary. glib is a function library for gdk/gtk, so I guess that's why you'd need it to install gtk. Maybe try or something like that for the version you need.

cvs stands for concurrent version system and is used to update your source tree for a given app without downloading the whole source (ie it just updates what needs to be updated). You can use it to get the latest (developmental) code for something, but you are better off finding a release version for stability.
Old 03-21-2004, 06:02 AM   #4
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thanks very much . that cleared alot of things up


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