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Old 06-12-2004, 06:44 AM   #1
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problem installing GLIB>ATK>Overnet

i installed pkgconfig 0.15.0 and glib 2.4.2 and tried to install atk 1.6.0 because they are needed to istall gtk+ 2.4.2

after installing pkgconfig and glib i get this error while trying to compile atk:

checking for pkg-config... /usr/local/bin/pkg-config
checking for GLIB - version >= 2.0.0...
*** 'pkg-config --modversion glib-2.0' returned 2.4.2, but GLIB (2.2.3)
*** 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 2.0.0 or better is required. The latest version of
*** GLIB is always available from If GLIB is installed
*** but not in the same location as pkg-config add the location of the file
*** glib-2.0.pc to the environment variable PKG_CONFIG_PATH.

i am using Xandros linux distro.

and another problem is with installing giFT-FastTrack-0.8.6, after some compiling it says
checking for pkg-config... /usr/local/bin/pkg-config
checking for libgift >= 0.11.6 libgift < 0.12.0... Package libgift was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `libgift.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'libgift' found

configure: error: Library requirements (libgift >= 0.11.6 libgift < 0.12.0) not met; consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries are in a nonstandard prefix so pkg-config can find them.

should i install some "original" gift before the fasttrack version?

but really the main problem is the first one, any ideas?

ps. i looked thru this forum for answer but none seem to work
Old 06-13-2004, 03:28 PM   #2
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you might have installed the pkgconfig on /usr/local/bin directroy
and also glib in same /usr/local/lib .
so the solution to this is make a symblic link to all the new lib file to older one in /usr/lib
or other way round intall everything in /usr/bin and /usr/lib
the it shoul work
Old 06-15-2004, 09:15 AM   #3
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how do i do those things?
i just wrote ./configure and so on, i dont know how to set any folder where to instal.. someone help please...
Old 06-15-2004, 10:33 AM   #4
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how to make a symblic link like descibed above?

or somehow else install atk, pango and gtk+?

someone, please
Old 06-15-2004, 12:37 PM   #5
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Well if you just installed with ./configure they will have installed in the default location, /usr/local so set these variables
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/usr/local/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH
export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH
export LDFLAGS="-L/usr/local/lib"
and start again from atk-1.6 then pango-1.4 then gtk-2.4. If you close the shell it will forget so you'll need to reset those variables the next time you start compiling things linked against those libs.

Last edited by Andrew Benton; 06-15-2004 at 12:42 PM.
Old 06-16-2004, 02:57 AM   #6
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Thank you!

i will try that as soon as possible


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