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Old 06-05-2009, 05:34 AM   #1
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installation of glib-2.6.6


I am using RHEL4. I was trying to install PIDGIN (chatclient). while i was running ./configure, i got error that gsteamer is not present. while running ./configure for gstreamer got error that i requrire glib-2.6 where in i have 2.4.7
I downloaded glib-2.6.6 tar file and ran ./configure && make && make install. It went thru fine but running ./configure for gstreamer throwing the same error. Please help in getting ahead..

Appreciate your help...

Old 06-05-2009, 07:26 AM   #2
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I think that you should have installed glib from your package manager rather than compiling for source.Try to uninstall and then go to your package manager to get it.Remember to install the glib-dev package also.You may be able to get Gstreamer and Pidgin from your package manager too.The package manager should be your first choice when installing packages.

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Old 06-05-2009, 03:58 PM   #3
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installing a NEWER version of glib ( 2.6 on top of 2.4) can and WILL give you ALL KINDS of problems . Including not being able to restart the rhel 4 box . once it it turned off it might not start( boot) ever again.

if you need a newer version of some software than the system is using . build it in it's own folder that is not in the system path for glib , something like this
./configure --prefix=/opt/glib-2.6
then tell "PIDGIN" WHERE the glib files are during it's configure.( -L/opt/glib-2.6/lib)


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