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Old 01-10-2004, 07:11 PM   #1
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pygtk-2.0 install problem??

I'm trying to install gDesklets for GNOME on Slackware 9.1, I have checked the dependencies for it, and it requires:

- Python 2.x or higher (2.3 recommended)
- libgtop2
- GConf
- gnome-python 1.99.17 or higher (2.0.0 recommended)

GConf and libgtop2 I have, Python 2.3 is now installed, but gnome-python 2.0 requires a package called pygtk-2.0

I have pygtk-2.0 but on ./configure it produces this:

checking LIBGLADE_CFLAGS... -I/usr/include/libglade-2.0 -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/include/libxml2 -I/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/X11R6/include -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include
checking LIBGLADE_LIBS... -Wl,--export-dynamic -lglade-2.0 -lgtk-x11-2.0 -lxml2 -lpthread -lz -lgdk-x11-2.0 -latk-1.0 -lgdk_pixbuf-2.0 -lm -lpangoxft-1.0 -lpangox-1.0 -lpango-1.0 -lgobject-2.0 -lgmodule-2.0 -ldl -lglib-2.0
checking for gtkgl-2.0 >= 1.99.0... Package gtkgl-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gtkgl-2.0.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gtkgl-2.0' found

checking for Numeric/arrayobject.h... no
configure: creating ./config.status
config.status: creating Makefile
config.status: creating pygtk-2.0.pc
config.status: creating codegen/Makefile
config.status: creating gtk/Makefile
config.status: creating docs/Makefile
config.status: creating codegen/pygtk-codegen-2.0
config.status: creating pygtk.spec
config.status: creating PKG-INFO
config.status: creating config.h
config.status: executing depfiles commands
Now I discovered that gtkgl-2.0 is in the package GTKGLArea-1.99, so I tried that and got this during the "make" :

make[1]: Entering directory `/root/.Trash/gtkglarea-1.99.0/gtkgl'
/bin/sh ../libtool --mode=link gcc -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/X11R6/include -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include -g -O2 -I/usr/include/gtk-2.0 -I/usr/lib/gtk-2.0/include -I/usr/include/atk-1.0 -I/usr/include/pango-1.0 -I/usr/X11R6/include -I/usr/include/freetype2 -I/usr/include/glib-2.0 -I/usr/lib/glib-2.0/include -o -rpath /usr/local/lib -version-info 1:0:0 gdkgl.lo gtkglarea.lo -Wl,--export-dynamic -lgtk-x11-2.0 -lgdk-x11-2.0 -latk-1.0 -lgdk_pixbuf-2.0 -lm -lpangoxft-1.0 -lpangox-1.0 -lpango-1.0 -lgobject-2.0 -lgmodule-2.0 -ldl -lglib-2.0 -lGLU -lGL
libtool: link: `/usr/lib/' is not a valid libtool archive
make[1]: *** [] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/.Trash/gtkglarea-1.99.0/gtkgl'
make: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
So now I don't know where else to take it? I haven't even begun to install gnome-python yet, let alone gDesklets!

Old 01-10-2004, 08:13 PM   #2
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Your error lies in the setup of GL on your computer.

libtool: link: `/usr/lib/' is not a valid libtool archive

That's your problem. Try setting GL up (your graphics card if it's nvidia will set things up for you, just reinstall the driver)
Old 01-10-2004, 08:33 PM   #3
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I only installed the latest driver 2 hours before I tried, and Slackware was only installed from scratch yesterday - NVIDIA version 1.0-5328, on an Nvidia GeForce4 MX440.

This is the second time I have had this problem, I never solved it the first time because Partition Magic crashed halfway through resizing my drive and b0rked everything, making me reinstall from scratch...

Is there anyway to set up GL without reinstalling the drivers, as I've only just done it? Or is there anything else I could investigate?


Last edited by morrolan; 01-10-2004 at 08:44 PM.
Old 01-13-2004, 12:53 PM   #4
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I had a very similar problem tying to compile koffice. Google search turned up "Nvidia Installer HOWTO for SuSE Linux users" ( . I'm running Red Hat, so didn't think it could apply. After pulling my hair out a bit, I checked it out. Search on "" to find:

X. Known issues with release 1.0-5328
People report that using libtool with release 1.0-5328 fails with:

"libtool: link: `/usr/lib/' is not a valid libtool archive"

nvidia comments on this:

This is a problem with the generated by the
nvidia-installer. Please edit /usr/lib/, and replace the line:

# Generated by nvidia-installer: 1.0.5


# Generated by nvidia-installer: 1.0.5 (for use by libtool)

libtool greps for "^# Generated by .*libtool" before using .la files.

This will be fixed in the next driver release. I apologize for the

Andy Ritger
NVIDIA Corporation

It fixed it for me, I hope it works for you!

Old 01-13-2004, 02:31 PM   #5
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You are the master!

I'd pretty much given up on this thread, but I'll try that as soon as I get home and let you know my results!



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