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Old 11-16-2004, 07:54 PM   #1
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SuSE 9.2 : Installing gaim VV : GLib 2.0+ missing!

I have problems;
I've installed all the files required to run Gaim VV.
I get to the configure of G-VV and it says:

*** 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

Which is a lie because it's installed in YaST, version 2.2.4.
What do I do?

Also should I uninstall Gaim?



Last edited by Riddick; 11-16-2004 at 08:47 PM.
Old 11-16-2004, 10:37 PM   #2
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need glib2 development package
for some odd reason distributions divide packages in half and put the stuff needed to compile against libraries in a seperate "devel" package
ohhhh the confusion they create when they do that
Old 11-17-2004, 02:58 AM   #3
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so where do I look?
Old 11-17-2004, 03:49 AM   #4
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I would propose:

I found everything there.

If you get to install gaim-vv successfully, please please let me know, I've been trying for a while, have it installed, compiled, everything, but cannot get my webcam to work fir msn, and seems nobody knows what it is...


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