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Old 03-25-2004, 02:42 AM   #1
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Difficult with Dependencies for the GIMP and uninstalling previous version of GLIB

Hi Everybody,

I was in the process of trying to install the GIMP 2.0, following its recent release. Naturally I met a dependancy, I needed GLIB >= 2.2.0, so I went off and downloaded the source for GLIB 2.4.0, on trying to install this, it turned out that my version of pkg-config was not good enough, so I went and got the source for the new version. did a ./configure && make && make install for pkg-config 0.15.0, which went fine, however, when I did pkg-config --version on the command line, it returned 0.12.0, so I went about trying to remove the previous version, I managed this, but then when I did pkg-config --version, on the command line, I now got an error. I solved this by moving pkg-config from /usr/local/bin/ to /usr/bin/ at last, when I now did pkg-config --version on the command line I got 0.15.0!!

However, I then went to do a ./configure && make && make install, in the GLIB directory, this worked fine. So I went back to the GIMP directory and did ./configure && make && make install, during the configure script, I now got a different message - "pkg-config --modversion GLIB returned 2.4.0 but version 2.0.6 was found!!!! if pkg-config was correct, you should try removing the old version"

This is where I hit problems, How do I remove the old version of GLIB? It was the one that was installed when I set the OS up, Am I doing something wrong, which means when I compile new software, it ends up in the wrong place (and can't be found, like pkg-config)? I am fairly computer literate, but linux is a bit of a new venture for me, and while I am happy on the command line, sometimes Linux lingo goes straight over my head!! I'm using Mandrake 9.0

Many Thanks in advance for any help you can offer me!!



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