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Old 07-04-2004, 06:29 AM   #1
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gaim installation problems

First I go to install tells me i need glib 2.4.2. I install that..ok

Now I need pango

I go to ./configure --prefix=/usr/local and no problem

I try to make it and:
/home/david/pango-1.4.0/pango/.libs/ undefined reference to `g_type_instance_get_private'
/home/david/pango-1.4.0/pango/.libs/ undefined reference to `g_type_class_add_private'
/home/david/pango-1.4.0/pango/.libs/ undefined reference to `g_unichar_get_mirror_char'
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make[4]: *** [pango-querymodules] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/home/david/pango-1.4.0/pango'
make[3]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/david/pango-1.4.0/pango'
make[2]: *** [all] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/david/pango-1.4.0/pango'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/david/pango-1.4.0'
make: *** [all] Error 2

I'm stuck, and i've been trying to install GTk for a few days now, slowly overcoming problems. But i believe im stuck on this one and am going to need some help...anyone have any ideas?

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Old 07-04-2004, 06:46 AM   #2
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Try setting these three variables before you compile pango, atk and gtk
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
export LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/lib"
If you close the terminal/shell it will forget so you'll need to reset them if you start again later. You don't need to set --prefix=/usr/local , that's the default install prefix, but it won't do any harm.
Old 07-04-2004, 07:25 AM   #3
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Yes, that was it...cant belive i overlooked that..thankyou

now configuring gaim i get:
checking for GTK+ - version >= 2.0.0... no
*** Could not run GTK+ 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 GTK+ is incorrectly installed.
configure: error:

the only thing i can think of is that i didnt have the libtiff (

i ran the config for gtk without the libtiff and it worked fine.

But it cant find gtk installed....hmmm....
Old 07-04-2004, 08:10 AM   #4
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ahh it seems even though it states you can compile without the tiff support gaim wont recognize it as a valid install without the tiff support.

wow all this work just to chat while fooling around
Old 07-18-2004, 08:27 PM   #5
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totally agree with you.
I tried to install gaim and i had to go through all that... and i still don't have gaim working...
Old 07-28-2004, 03:48 AM   #6
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For me, following the advice here still didn't solve my pango 1.4.0 installation problems. Running configure with --includedir=/usr/include/glib-2.0/ is what finally made pango install for me. Just thought I'd document it here, in case anyone else has the same problem.


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