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Old 10-03-2004, 06:28 PM   #1
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Question PKG config problem ?


i'm trying to install pango, but i keep getting the error message that my GLIB version is wrong in pkg config.

the error message is
checking for GLIB - version >= 2.1.3...
*** 'pkg-config --modversion glib-2.0' returned 2.2.0, but GLIB (2.2.1)
*** was found! If pkg-config was correct, then it is best
*** to remove the old version of GLib. You may also be able to fix the error
*** by modifying your LD_LIBRARY_PATH enviroment variable, or by editing
*** /etc/ Make sure you have run ldconfig if that is
*** required on your system.
*** If pkg-config was wrong, set the environment variable PKG_CONFIG_PATH
*** to point to the correct configuration files
configure: error:
*** Glib 2.1.3 or better is required. The latest version of
*** Glib is always available from
what do i have to do to fix this problem and go on with my pango install?

( i'm just new to linux, also using red hat.. so i need it in details )

with kind regards,
Marco Tiggelaar

Old 10-03-2004, 06:46 PM   #2
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I have not used Redhat for years now but perhaps you have a glib-devel package that doesn't match the actual version of glib installed?

The should be a Pango RPM or two as well. Building some libraries from source and installing other related ones as RPM packages is probably like asking for trouble and dependancy problems later on.

An alternate way of getting around this is installing Garnome or something similar for an alternate set of libraries and programs. I have done this several times on Debian machines (where desktop software releases usually lags behind a lot in the stable distribution) to provide an up-to-date desktop without interfering with the packages provided by the distribution. Install it to, say, /usr/local/garnome, and when building other programs from source specify /usr/local/garnome as the prefix and set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to include the lib subdirectory of the Garnome base directory to provide access to the locally built libs.

Old 10-03-2004, 06:52 PM   #3
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well i'm installing a .tar.gz packige.
i have installed glib 2.2.0

so how can i chainge this in a terminal ?

can you please help me?


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