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Old 04-07-2004, 11:34 AM   #1
Registered: Apr 2004
Location: Wales, UK
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
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Please Help!? gDesklets Install Errors

I'm trying to install gDesklets-0.26.1, but during ./configure, it says that gnome-python-2.0 can't be found.... heres the full error:
checking for gnome-python-2.0 >= 1.99.17 pygtk-2.0 >= 1.99.17... Package gnome-python-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gnome-python-2.0.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gnome-python-2.0' found
configure: error: Library requirements (gnome-python-2.0 >= 1.99.17 pygtk-2.0 >= 1.99.17) not met; consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries are in a nonstandard prefix so pkg-config can find them.
[jamie@localhost gDesklets-0.26.1]$
I downloaded Python-2.3.3 and installed that without a hitch, but I still get the exact same error.... can someone help please??? I would do as it says and add the DIR to the variable.......... But I don't know how to do that....

Last edited by jasarien; 04-07-2004 at 11:35 AM.
Old 04-07-2004, 12:46 PM   #2
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I used to have the same problem. Just try to uninstall the python packages and full install the newer version. you can also research setting the variable to the location of the pc file. i believe its in the /usr/bin/include but its been while since i dealt with this issue.
Old 04-07-2004, 12:51 PM   #3
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Ok, I've set the variable to point to the correct PKG_CONFIG_PATH, and it finds the gnome-python-2.0.pc now - but now I'm getting the same error when compiling but with PYGTK-2.0.pc.. The thing is, PYGTK-2.0.pc isn't in the dir with the gnome-python-2.0.pc.... i might need to install PYGTK right? but will that .pc file come with it?


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