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Old 03-07-2004, 01:38 PM   #1
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Unhappy Comiling from source - GLib error!

Greetings all!

I have run into a persistent problem when attempting to complile a program from source code. I have limited experience doing this, but I have tried this with several versions of gAIM and the result is always the same during the "./configure" process:

checking for GLIB - version >= 2.0.0... no
*** Could not run GLIB test program, checking why...
*** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
*** exact error that occured. This usually means GLIB is incorrectly installed.
configure: error:
*** GLib 2.0 is required to build Gaim; please make sure you have the GLib
*** development headers installed. The latest version of GLib is
*** always available at

I know I have at least GLib v. 2.2.3 installed. This is very frustrating as the RPM version of the same application installs without issue. I had one successful compile from source code process work when I installed the latest GLib from the first time I encountered the problem.

I am using SuSE 9.0 Personal with kernel 2.4.21-99-default reporting.

Anything one could provide is appreciated.


Old 03-07-2004, 04:02 PM   #2
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Did you look in config.log? There should be a copy there of the test program. You can clip it out and try to compile and run it yourself, to track down the problem. All sorts of things can go wrong. Maybe an include file can't be found, a library isn't in the load library path, or the configure script might be in error.


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