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Old 09-25-2003, 08:04 AM   #1
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Question abiword install problem

Hello All,
newbie here....... just trying to convince my wife that Linux will be able to completely replace Windows on our home computer, I came up against my first problem last night..........
She was trying to edit a Word doc for her office, and Openoffice is unable to open it (it's 390K in size) So, I looked around on tucows, and came up with abiword, downloaded the sources, and there's where my problem begins...... upon running ./configure, I get the following output

Package libglade-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path. Perhaps you should add the directory containing `libglade-2.0.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable No package 'libglade-2.0' found configure: error:

I searched for libglade-2.0 and, it is there, located in /usr/lib/libglade how do I go about changing the PKG_CONFIG_PATH to reflect that??

Old 09-25-2003, 12:39 PM   #2
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what file have you actually found? it is after the blah.pc file, which is used to tell ./configure where to find these libraries, install libglade-devel and that file should go in ok.

BUT i'd remind you that you can easily get prevuilt versions of abiword from their homepage and many other places like
Old 09-25-2003, 12:42 PM   #3
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Thanks much....... after all my probs, I found the pre-built rmps.... but it's now a case of "you can't do that" and me replying "oh yes I can" which may or may not explain that although I found a fix, I still think if it's possible to install from sources, that's what I'm going to do

Thanks again


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