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Old 07-18-2003, 06:46 PM   #1
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Says Glib isn't installed! Help, I'm pulling out my hair!

Fellas (and ladies),

Please excuse my ignorance, I'm an attempting convert from the dreaded Microsoft World and pretty new to Linux.

I'm trying to install the BlueFish but it needs some dependencies I don't have (gtk). So trying to install gtk it says I need atk and some other stuff. Ok, "no problem" I say, so I go to install atk and it says the following:

Checking for GLIB - version >= 2.0.0... no
*** Could not run GLIB test program, checking why...
*** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
*** exact error that occured. This usually means GLIB is incorrectly installed.
configure: error:
*** GLIB 2.0.0 or better is required. The latest version of
*** GLIB is always available from

So, I went and downloaded the Glib 2.2.2 (latest version) and installed it. Got no error messages.

I go back to install atk and it still says the same thing.

Please help guys!


p.s. Don't know if you need this, but I'm running Mandrake 9.1
Old 07-18-2003, 07:19 PM   #2
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Forgot to add

That I've installed pkg-config
when I run the command: pkg-config --modversion glib-2.2
It says it can't find the file glib-2.2.pc BUT I found it in the /usr/bin directory when I did a search for the pc file.

It says I need to set a PKG_CONFIG environment variable. How do I do this?
I've tried
set PKG_CONFIG=$:/usr/bin:

when I try to echo it back I get
PKG_CONFIG as the output
What am I doing wrong?

Thanks in advance
Old 07-24-2003, 07:26 AM   #3
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ya im having the same problem i read somewhere that you have to download all the source to usr/local/src/ or somthing like that
just installed mandrake yesterday so im really new

Old 07-24-2003, 09:46 AM   #4
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look at as there is some useful information there.
Sorry I can not help you anymore.


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