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Old 09-30-2003, 05:58 PM   #1
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pkgconfigure not being found


I downloaded pkgconfigure-0.15.0 and ran ./compile, make, make install, and make clean. all seemed to go well.

I downloaded glib-2.2.3, and when I try to run ./configure, it gives me this error

configure: error: *** pkg-config too old; version 0.14 or better required.

I searched around on the forum a bit an found some threads suggesting to use the "export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pakconfigure" before compiling, but that didn't seem to have any effect at all.

How can I fix this? I've been stressing over it for a while now, and am using the forum as a last resort because I know you all hate newbies.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 06:04 PM   #2
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what distro you're using? every distro has precompiled packages for pkg-config.
Search your cdrom(s), it should be somewhere.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 07:13 PM   #3
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I am using Debian.

I remember downloading a .deb file of pkgconfigure, but It still did not work...

I will try it again though
 
Old 09-30-2003, 08:21 PM   #4
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Code:
apt-get install pkg-config
will do just fine for you then.
and please,please tell people what distro you're using, it makes
troubleshooting the problem so much easier.
Better yet, put it in your profile.

btw, in case you don't know: you can install most programs by doing an apt-get install <program name> as root.

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Old 09-30-2003, 09:24 PM   #5
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I installed the debian package (apt-get install pkg-config), but it said that the newest version was already installed and it refused to update.

I don't understand why it's refusing to work...

And thank you for the heads up about the dist. info, I'm new to these forums
 
Old 09-30-2003, 09:32 PM   #6
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if it's allready installed what's the problem?
just install other programs with apt-get and everything will run smoothly.
 
Old 09-30-2003, 11:38 PM   #7
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The problem is that I am trrying to install someting called gaim, but it says I need to update GLIB, so I try and udpate GLIB, but IT says I need to update pkg-configure, so I try and update kpg-configure (which says it has already been updated), but then when I try and compile GLIB it still says that I need to update pkg-configure
 
Old 10-01-2003, 08:21 AM   #8
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sure, but debian offers the great possibility to install allmost everything through a wonderfull program called apt.

Just do apt-get install gaim
 
Old 10-01-2003, 03:57 PM   #9
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alrighty... lol

But hypothetically, what if there is a program I wanted...but can't find a .deb file for it?
 
Old 10-01-2003, 08:04 PM   #10
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build it from source....hypothetically
 
Old 10-02-2003, 06:32 PM   #11
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but that's what I'm complaining about in the first place!

Lol this is going in circles.

When I try to compile, I'm getting the errors that I mentioned in the first post.
 
Old 10-02-2003, 08:21 PM   #12
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look, you're probably running debian woody, that's the 'stable' debian version.
Software on woody is rather old, but very secure and indeed, stable. It's been tested again and again and again and again, it won't crash on you.

The problem you're having right now is that you're trying to compile a program that's recently been made.
It requires newer libraries and stuff than the programs/libraries on woody ('cause it's the stable version of Debian)

There are 3 sollutions to your problem:

1) Be happy with woody for it's security and stability.
Install the gaim that comes with it and don't try to build newer software, cause it'll fail frequently.

2) Upgrade only the programs/libraries you need to compile certain apps (like that gaim now).
It'll be a mix of woody and sarge (testing version) or SID (Still In Development - the 'unstable' Debian)
This setup is good if you want the stability of the woody, but still want to compile stuff from source

3) Totally upgrade (every program/library) to sarge(testing) or SID ('unstable').
You won't have the stability of woody (but it'll still be pretty good) but you'll have all the new software you won't even need to compile from source 'cause you can download those through apt -but that doesn't mean you can't build it from source, you just won't have to that's all

So, I hope I made myself clear here
 
  


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