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Old 04-23-2004, 09:38 PM   #1
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GTK installation

I am trying to install GTK ... I complied and installed all the dependencies (PKG-config being one of them)... then when I try to install Glib .... it says pkg-config is not found when I do the ./configure

I searched for pkgconfig and and found it in /usr/lib/pkgconfig/

also saw in another post to try doing a : rpm -qa | grep gtk

and I got

I am guessing that I actually already have GTK installed maybe??
but the program I am trying to install (lemule) doesn't seem to find the libraries

Old 04-24-2004, 12:37 AM   #2
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Hi miskiw,

I'd like to help you, but a bit more info would be helpful. I can see that you're running a rpm based distro, but you didn't tell us which. I'm running FC1, and maybe some of this info will help you sort out your problem.

[dishawjp@eunix dishawjp]$ rpm -qa |grep gtk
Ignore the gtkam output and you can see what your output should be.

I did an "apt-cache search gtk" and got the following output:

[root@eunix root]# apt-cache search gtk
alleyoop - Graphical front-end to the Valgrind memory checker for x86
avidemux2 - Graphical video editing tool.
denemo - Graphical music notation program.
dillo - Small and fast GUI web browser.
firefox - Mozilla Firefox web browser.
frontline - A GUI frontend program and library for autotrace.
fslint - A utility to find and clean "lint" on a filesystem.
galeon - GNOME browser based on Gecko (Mozilla rendering engine).
glade2 - A GTK+ GUI builder.
gnomeicu - GnomeICU is a clone of Mirabilis' popular ICQ written with GTK.
gnomeicu-applet - GNOME applet for GnomeICU
gob - GOB, The GTK+ Object Builder.
gocr-gtk - A GTK frontend for gocr.
gpasman - Personal password manager
gspoof - Network tool to build and send TCP/IP packets
gtick - Metronome application.
gtk-sharp - .Net language bindings for Gtk+ and GNOME
gtk-sharp-devel - Header files, libraries and development documentation for gtk-sharp
gtkglext - OpenGL Extension to GTK.
gtkglext-devel - Header files, libraries and development documentation for gtkglext.
gtklife - Conway's game of life.
gtksql - Graphical database query tool for MySQL and PostgreSQL
ipsorc - A packet generator
libbonobomm2 - C++ wrappers for libbonobo, for use with gtkmm.
libbonobouimm2 - C++ wrappers for libbonoboui, for use with gtkmm.
libgnomecanvasmm2 - C++ wrappers for libglade, for use with gtkmm.
libgnomemm2 - C++ wrappers for libgnome, for use with gtkmm.
libgnomeuimm2 - C++ wrappers for libgnomeui, for use with gtkmm.
libsigc++ - Typesafe Signal Framework for C++.
manedit - A GUI editor for creating man pages.
mbrowse - A GNOME SNMP MIB browser.
monodoc - C# documentation browser
mozilla - Web browser and mail reader.
mozilla-firebird - Mozilla Firebird web browser.
perl-Gtk-HandyCList - Gtk-HandyCList module for perl
perl-Gtk2 - Perl interface to the 2.x series of the Gimp Toolkit library.
python-imaging - Python's own image processing library.
synaptic - Graphical package management program using apt
tinyca - A Graphical Tool for Managing a Certification Authority.
twin - Textmode windowing environment.
xmms-gtk-playlist - An enhanced playlist plugin for the Linux XMMS music player.cssed - A CSS stylesheets editor.
alsaplayer - Audio player for systems using the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture.
anjuta - versatile Integrated Development Environment (IDE) for C and C++
bluefish - Graphical web development application for experienced users
d4x - Downloader for X that supports resuming and many other features
easytag - Tag editor for mp3, ogg and flac files.
gcombust - A useful GTK+ front-end for mkisofs and cdrecord.
gentoo - graphical file managment program in GTK+ for Linux
gtkmm2 - The C++ interface for the GIMP ToolKit (GTK+) GUI library
gtkmm2-devel - Development tools for gtkmm2 applications
gtktalog - The GNOME disk catalog.
gxine - A GTK based frontend for the xine multimedia library.
gxmame - A complete GTK+ frontend for xmame.
nmap-frontend - Gtk+ frontend for nmap.
perl-Video-DVDRip - DVD ripping graphical tool using transcode
sylpheed - A full-featured GTK+ based fast e-mail client
sylpheed-claws - DEVELOPMENT branch of the sylpheed GTK+ e-mail client
videolan-client - The VideoLAN client, also a very good standalone video player.wxGTK - The GTK port of the wxWindows library.
wxGTK-devel - Develoment files of the GTK port of the wxWindows library.
wxGTK-gl - OpenGL add-on of the the GTK port of the wxWindows library.
wxGTK-stc - Styled text control add-on for the wxWindows library.
wxGTK-xrc - The XML-based resource system for the wxWindows library.
eboard - FICS chess-server interface
fluxconf - Configuration utility for fluxbox
grdesktop - A gtk2 frontend for rdesktop
gtk-xfce-engine - Port of xfce engine to GTK+-2.0
gtk2-cursed - Text console port of The GIMP ToolKit (GTK+), based on ncurses.
gtk2-cursed-devel - Development tools for cursed GTK+
gtk2-cursed-engines - Theme engine for Cursed GTK+
gtkglarea2 - GtkGLArea is an OpenGL widget for GTK+ GUI toolkit
gtkglarea2-devel - GtkGLArea is an OpenGL widget for GTK+ -- includes and static libs
junkie - A gtk2 ftp client
libxfcegui4 - various gtk widgets for xfce
streamtuner - A stream directory browser.
streamtuner-devel - Development files for streamtuner.
wxpythongtk - wxPython is a GUI toolkit for the Python programming language.
GConf - The Gnome Config System.
Gtk-Perl - Perl extensions for GTK+ (the Gimp ToolKit).
ami - Ami- a Korean Imput Method System
asp2php-gtk - gtk+ frontend for asp2php
at-spi - Assistive Technology Service Provider Interface
authconfig-gtk - Graphical tool for setting up NIS and shadow passwords.
gail - Accessibility implementation for GTK+ and GNOME libraries
gedit - gEdit is a small but powerful text editor for GNOME.
gimp - The GNU Image Manipulation Program.
glade - A GTK+ GUI builder.
glib - A library of handy utility functions.
glib-devel - The GIMP ToolKit (GTK+) and GIMP Drawing Kit (GDK) support library.glib2 - A library of handy utility functions.
gnome-python2-gtkhtml2 - Python bindings for interacting with gtkhtml2
gtk+ - The GIMP ToolKit (GTK+), a library for creating GUIs for X.
gtk+-devel - Development tools for GTK+ (GIMP ToolKit) applications.
gtk-doc - API documentation generation tool for GTK+ and GNOME
gtk-engines - Theme engines for GTK+.
gtk2 - The GIMP ToolKit (GTK+), a library for creating GUIs for X.
gtk2-devel - Development tools for GTK+ applications.
gtk2-engines - Theme engines for GTK+ 2.0
gtkam - A GTK front-end for gPhoto2
gtkam-gimp - GIMP plug-in for digital camera access through gPhoto2
gtkglarea - An OpenGL widget for the GTK+ GUI library.
gtkhtml - gtkhtml library
gtkhtml-devel - Libraries, includes, etc to develop gtkhtml applications
gtkhtml2 - An HTML widget for GTK+ 2.0
gtkhtml2-devel - Libraries, includes, etc to develop Gtkhtml2 applications
gtkhtml3 - gtkhtml library
gtkhtml3-devel - Libraries, includes, etc to develop gtkhtml applications
gtksourceview - A library for viewing source files
gtksourceview-devel - Files to compile applications that use gtksourceview
gtkspell - GtkSpell provides on-the-fly spell checking for GtkTextView widgets.
gtkspell-devel - Development files for GtkSpell.
kdebindings - KDE bindings to non-C++ languages
libgail-gnome - Accessibility implementation for GTK+ and GNOME libraries
libgnomeprintui - GUI support for libgnomeprint
libgnomeprintui-devel - Libraries and headers for libgnomeprintui
libgnomeprintui22 - GUI support for libgnomeprint
libgnomeprintui22-devel - Libraries and headers for libgnomeprintui
libsoup - Soup, an HTTP library implementation
licq-gnome - GNOME frontend for licq.
mtr - A network diagnostic tool.
mtr-gtk - The GTK+ interface for mtr.
pydict - English/Chinese Dictionary written with python/gtk
pygtk2 - Python bindings for the GTK+ widget set.
pygtk2-devel - files needed to build wrappers for GTK+ addon libraries
pygtk2-libglade - A wrapper for the libglade library for use with PyGTK
rep-gtk - GTK+ bindings for librep Lisp environment.
sawfish - An extensible window manager for the X Window System.
usbview - USB topology and device viewer
usermode-gtk - Graphical tools for certain user account management tasks.
vte - An experimental terminal emulator.
vte-devel - Files needed for developing applications which use vte.
xsane - An X Window System front-end for the SANE scanner interface.
xtraceroute - An X and GTK+ based graphical display of traceroute's output.
ethereal - Network traffic analyzer
gnome-libs - The main GNOME libraries.
gpg-pubkey - gpg(Matthias Saou (Thias) <>)
gpg-pubkey - gpg(Red Hat, Inc <>)
The easiest way for you to get this done, depending on your distro might be to either install all gtk-related development packages provided by your distro, or install apt, yum, current, or another auto-updater and install the gtk packages from there.

A bit more info on your distro and needs may permit me to give you some more specific help

Jim Dishaw
Old 04-24-2004, 11:26 AM   #3
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sorry... I just installed suse 9.0 (well the current version they have... which is 9.0 + or whatever)...
last night I just added all the Gnome packages to see if it would just fix it all for me... now when I do a
rpm -qa |grep gtk : I get this.................

which is all fine and dandly but the program I am trying to install seems to want gtk 2.4 not 2.2 (well actually it is requesting libwx_gtk-2.4 .... but I am assuming it's all the same jazz)

my main problem with complining the new GTK is that it can't find pkg-config that I also installed (without problems) .... I have tried to set the PKG_CONFIG_PATH to the pkg-config location... but she still won't go...

I get :
checking for pkg-config... no
configure: error: *** pkg-config not found. See

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