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Old 03-04-2004, 10:07 AM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Distribution: Mandrake 10
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Angry i cant install anything or get anything to work!!

hi... i installed mandrake last night and i cant seem to get any of the tar.gz i download to install properly... i always run into the same old errors... gtk not installed,, glib not installed,, GLIB_CONFIG path variable and PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable errors and stuff like that. this OS is very complicated... how will linux ever beat windows if the installation programs take hours to figure out?? i am logged in as root and i cant seem to get anything done... whenever i go to install (./configure) it always gets the cant find glib2.0 error, but its in my /usr/local/lib and its also in my /usr/lib. i get successful installations of all the wierd library thingys but when i try to put GTK in i get that PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable error. can anybody help me? i just feel like i cant get off the ground here cause the only things i have been able to install was the mozilla rpm installation.
Old 03-04-2004, 10:32 AM   #2
Registered: Jan 2004
Location: Sunny UK
Distribution: Slackware 9.1
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Aha Ive had this problem before, When you installed mandrake did you install all the devlopment packs (tools) ?

You can install these stright from the desktop, goto "system settings / add remove programs" scroll down and add "Devlopment tools"

Then try and compile the tar.gz files again, it shoulld work

Let us know how you get on,
Old 03-04-2004, 10:55 AM   #3
Registered: Mar 2004
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well, there are no "system settings" on my desktop or in my little K start button... but i went to packages and installed all the "development tools" that i could, but i am still recieving this error:
checking for glib-config... no
checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.2... no
*** The glib-config script installed by GLIB could not be found
*** If GLIB was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the GLIB_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to glib-config.
configure: error: *** GLIB >= 1.2.2 not installed - please install first ***
[root@localhost xmms-1.2.8]#

please help i cant do a damn thing with linux but come here!!! i dont want to go running back to M$ with my tail between my legs. i am using KDE desktop... and there are development tools in Applications, i get this dang glib and gtk and pkgconfig errors like nobodys business... please help!!!


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