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Old 12-15-2011, 11:14 PM   #1
RNanney56
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Need help installing inkscape


Hello all,

I'm having trouble installing inkscape for Fedora 16 (64-bit). This is the error I get when running ./configure from working directory inkscape-0.48.2.

configure: error: libgc (the Boehm Conservative Collector) 6.4+, is needed to compile inkscape -- http://www.hpl.hp.com/personal/Hans_Boehm/gc

I think I have installed libgc in the correct directory, along with many others ;-) but it is still not picking it up.

Code:
[prompt@prompt]$ pwd
/usr/local/lib
[prompt@prompt]$ ls
libgc-6.4  libgc.la  libgc.so.1      libpng15.a   libpng15.so     libpng15.so.15.7.0  libpng.la  libz.a   libz.so.1      pkgconfig
libgc.a    libgc.so  libgc.so.1.0.2  libpng15.la  libpng15.so.15  libpng.a            libpng.so  libz.so  libz.so.1.2.5
So what gives?
 
Old 12-15-2011, 11:52 PM   #2
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Have you installed the libgc-devel package?
But anyways, why aren't you just using the Inkscape from the repositories?
 
Old 12-16-2011, 12:36 AM   #3
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why are you not using the one in the fedora repos ?
to install inkscape
Code:
su -
yum install inkscape
and it is installed

HOLD ON ONE MIN !!!!!

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I think I have installed libgc in the correct directory, along with many others
did you install a DIFFERENT version than WAS installed ? libc is "basically" the operating system

if you changed it from what was installed when you installed fedora
you , in all likelihood, royally messed up the computer

if you did THE ONLY way to fix is to reinstall fedora
 
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Old 12-16-2011, 09:26 AM   #4
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Oh wow! Definitely would have installed from the repository if I would have known it was there.

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did you install a DIFFERENT version than WAS installed ? libc is "basically" the operating system

if you changed it from what was installed when you installed fedora
you , in all likelihood, royally messed up the computer
My system still seems to be working fine, but if I have to reinstall for some reason it won't be a big deal since I'm just working with Fedora to learn linux. I don't have any of my personal data stored on the system.

Thanks for the help! I think there are a couple of lessons that I have learned here 1.) check the repositories before trying to compile the source code. 2.) Don't try installing source code if you don't understand what's going on ;-)
 
  


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