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Old 11-26-2005, 09:51 AM   #1
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Pango not found while installing gtk+-2.8.7

I've installed pango-1.10.1 from source with checkinstall. I also did a search and found that cairo-1.0.2 needed to be installed first. I removed both of them and reinstalled in the correct order. When I run ./configure in the gtk+-2.8.7 directory it stops here:

checking Pango flags... configure: error:
*** Pango not found. Pango built with Cairo support is required
*** to build GTK+. See PangoWebsite for Pango information.
Old 11-26-2005, 12:12 PM   #2
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remove pango, then download pango with cairo support, and compile pango from source, to do this, there should be a file called install in the source archive with instructions on how to do this.
Old 11-26-2005, 02:22 PM   #3
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Shouldn't be able to build and install cairo first, then build and install pango? I believe the configure script in the pango tarball will sniff out cairo and configure that support accordingly.

Old 09-13-2006, 12:29 PM   #4
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hi I had this problem. I found a solution that worked for me.

It ended up that in the pango config.log it told me I hadn't used a high enough version of cairo. I had something like v1.2.0. and needed v1.2.2 or higher.

I simply installed the new cairo and then redid pango and it was fine.
Old 10-19-2006, 04:30 AM   #5
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Hi penguinopolipitese,

Thanks for the tip.

It worked!

Thanks and Regards,
Old 11-03-2006, 12:08 AM   #6
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Hi guys...
The same is not fixed for me. I tried with the tip stated above. still it says pango is nt found. Any tip dudes??
Old 11-13-2006, 08:44 PM   #7
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The configure script did not detect cairo on my system. I had to add --enable-pangocairo to the configure commandline to get it to work. After that I was able to install gtk+
Old 06-04-2008, 01:39 AM   #8
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Originally Posted by rtc View Post
The configure script did not detect cairo on my system. I had to add --enable-pangocairo to the configure commandline to get it to work. After that I was able to install gtk+
which version of pango has --enable-pangocairo in its configure


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