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Old 09-03-2002, 12:02 AM   #1
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hi everyone. I have been installing all of the packages for gnome2 and am having some problems with gdm. I guess it needs libglade 2.0, and i installed that, but it still says that i need "libglade-convert" the wierd thing is that a) it finds the libglade 2.0 package ex:

"checking for gdk-pixbuf-2.0 >= 1.3.1 gtk+-2.0 >= 1.3.1 libgnomeui-2.0 >= 1.96.0 libglade-2.0 >= 1.99.2... yes"

b) this is the error message (and yes, i ran ldconfig):

checking for libglade-convert... no
configure: error: libglade-convert (from libglade 2.0) is needed to build gdm.

and c) when i ran "locate libglade-convert", it found it, but only in the source directory (this was right after an "updatedb"). ex:
locate libglade-convert

What should I do? I am pretty sure that I installed libglade correctly, now i am worndering if i should just manually copy libglade-convert & somewhere. Has anybody ells run into this problem? where do you guys think that i should put these files?

here's the attributes of the files (i wanted to check to see if any of them are executable):

-rw-r--r-- 1 root root 46158 Sep 2 20:45 libglade-convert
-rw-r--r-- 1 500 mailuser 46147 Feb 25 2002


ooh yeah, i'm installing everything in /opt/gnome2, but libglade went to --prefix=/usr. will that mess things up? (i presume not, because the files didn't even get out of the source folder). will it screw up anything if i now installed it to --prefix=/opt/gnome2 (have 2 libglade2's on my system)


Last edited by adam_boz; 09-03-2002 at 12:07 AM.
Old 09-03-2002, 12:33 AM   #2
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As to your last question DO YOU NEED GDM? I say if you don't mind starting X from console there is no need for neither GDM, KDM nor XDM
Old 09-03-2002, 12:45 AM   #3
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cool, thanks.... i don't mind at all (i'd rather start from console w/ that cool program you told me about a while ago)

neo <---- the man w/ the master plan

i've been investigating it though, and it seems like a common problem. you need to do something before compiling libglade, but i haven't figured out what yet. i'll post when i do (if i don't loose too much interest b/c i don't need gdm)


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