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Old 06-29-2015, 09:49 AM   #1
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[SOLVED] Problem to install Gtk+

Hi guys,

I am currently working on a research project regarding fluid dynamics and I use the software Gfs Flow Solver, working on Linux.
I installed a virtual machine (VMware player) with Ubuntu 12 (the software doesn't work on Ubuntu 14).
I manages to install Gerris Flow Solver, but the tutorial says it is very helpful to also install GfsView, which permits to visualize simulation files.
However, in order to install it, I first need to install Gtk+ (and its extension called GtkGlExt).
So I went there : and I have downloaded GTK+ 3.16
Then I started to do the installation guide :
When I wrote in my terminal :
./configure --prefix=/opt/gtk
the terminal says that it misses The GLib library, GdkPixbuf library, Pango, ATK et Gobject Introspection.
In the installation guide, they say that I need pkg-config and different versions of make (in the Dependencies part) in order to install all the previous things.
And right there I am stuck, I am a beginner on Linux so I really don't know what to do.

If someone could help it would be great !

Last edited by Vect13; 06-30-2015 at 05:57 AM. Reason: problem solved
Old 06-29-2015, 12:10 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ.

Gerris : You can install gerris with your 'Package Manager',
.. or open a terminal window and type : sudo apt-get install gerris
.. and the dependencies libgfs etc. will be installed automatically.


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Old 06-29-2015, 02:32 PM   #3
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gtk ( Gimp Tool Kit) is installed by default on almost EVERY linux machine
the Gnome desktop manager is BUILT ON GTK

it is like wanting to install Microsoft Media player on a windows OS

it is installed already


there are 3 versions of GTK
the current GTK 3
the older gtk2
and the ancient GTK1

the very OLD ubuntu 12 ( the 12 as in the year 2012 ) is a bit old
so it will be using the GTK2

now GTK is installed
but what you might be missing are the DEVELOPMENT source headers
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get in gtk-dev
and from your post
i am betting you are also missing ALL of the needed development tools and code
start with installing the ubuntu "build-essentials "

Last edited by John VV; 06-29-2015 at 02:34 PM.
Old 06-30-2015, 12:55 AM   #4
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If you still want to build gtk from source and nice guide would be BLFS book.
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Thanks guys for your help.
John VV was right, I missed the development source headers. Gtk+ was already installed but it was not the good version...



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