LinuxQuestions.org
Help answer threads with 0 replies.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 05-13-2003, 09:13 PM   #1
kko88
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
some help with gtk 2.0.0 please


Hello, I'm new to Linux and recently installed Mandrake 9.1. I'm trying to install the latest version of Gaim but I'm not positive on how this compiling works. I ran all the Configure Shell files (of the dependant files) in Konsole and when I try to run the Configure file of gtk it says I need the png support library and another library which I forgot, and that I have Pango but not Xfs or something wierd when I do the --without-libpng --without-(someting else here). Any help would be appreciated.
 
Old 05-14-2003, 02:48 AM   #2
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975
not to put you off learning to compile source, but i really wouldn't bother with that sort of thing quite yet, you'll have all the relevant RPM's on your distro cd's already, or if you can't find them, http://fr2.rpmfind.net
 
Old 05-14-2003, 06:16 AM   #3
kko88
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Well, I can't find any other way to install GTK 2. I'm trying to go by the installation guide on their site, but it's not helping a newbie like me.
 
Old 05-14-2003, 06:40 AM   #4
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975
like i said, just use rpms, which you WILL already have on your distro cd's. just use the mandrake software installer and it'll be fine. you should really have gtk2 fully installed already though
 
Old 05-14-2003, 08:37 AM   #5
kko88
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
So the rpm's are on the CD's? That's good. And no, I don't have GTK 2 apparently because Gaim won't install saying that I need GTK+-2.0.0 so I'm at a loss.
 
Old 05-14-2003, 01:16 PM   #6
chem1
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2002
Location: White House, Washignton DC
Distribution: Red Hat 9
Posts: 270

Rep: Reputation: 30
Do this
1) Go to http://freshrpms.net

2)Download apt package

3) Install it using the command

rpm -ivh apt.xxx.rpm (where xxx are any numbers)

4)Also download synaptic package and install it the usual way , as in step 3

5) Type synaptic at command line

6) Install whatever u want using synaptic. It will take care of all your dependencies

Hope that helps...
 
Old 05-15-2003, 08:30 AM   #7
kko88
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Thanks, I'll try it out when I get home.
 
Old 05-15-2003, 05:32 PM   #8
kko88
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Ok, I tried it and I think I got it installed. I've been reading posts and I eventurally managed to get almost working... I think. I had to get the source for Gaim .62 and had to run the Configure file in my GNOME Terminal and when I type "make" afterwards, everything looks fine. But after a few minutes, I get this message.

Quote:
libtool: link: cannot find the library `/usr/lib/libaspell.la'
make[3]: *** [gaim] Error 1
make[3]: Leaving directory `/home/kenneth/src'
make[2]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/kenneth/src'
make[1]: *** [all-recursive] Error 1
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/kenneth'
make: *** [all-recursive-am] Error 2
I already installed GtkSpell, or so it says, so I'm not sure what this is. Thanks for any help... Oh, and should I have made a new thread? Or just used the same one because they're part of the same problem.
 
Old 05-16-2003, 03:48 AM   #9
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975
ensure that aspell is also installed
 
Old 05-16-2003, 04:16 AM   #10
mhearn
LQ Guru
 
Registered: Nov 2002
Location: Durham, England
Distribution: Fedora Core 4
Posts: 1,565

Rep: Reputation: 47
You already have GTK2, you may not have the development files.

Make sure you install all the GTK/GNOME developer packages, then gaim should compile OK (but like acid said, you may need aspell, for the instant spellchecking).

Don't use freshrpms, you were given bad advice, that is for redhat only. It might work, but will probably just break your system.
 
Old 05-16-2003, 06:38 AM   #11
kko88
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I didn't actually use freshrpms because I got confused and so Red Hat everywhere. So I should install all the developer files then? Also, I don't think I have aspell. When I did the "make install" command in GNOME Console, I got:

Quote:
/usr/bin/install: cannot create regular file `/usr/local/bin/word-list-compress': Permission denied
make[2]: *** [install-binPROGRAMS] Error 1
make[2]: Leaving directory `/home/kenneth/prog'
make[1]: *** [install-am] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/home/kenneth/prog'
make: *** [install-recursive] Error 1
I think I did something wrong... Perhaps I should run the Konsole - Super User Mode or something allowing me to sign in as the root admin thing?
 
Old 05-16-2003, 06:39 AM   #12
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975Reputation: 1975
yep you need to be root.
 
Old 05-16-2003, 06:41 AM   #13
kko88
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
Ok, I'll try that while I install all the other Develop things that I possibly need. Thanks!
 
Old 05-16-2003, 06:47 AM   #14
kko88
Member
 
Registered: May 2003
Location: Denver, Colorado
Distribution: Slackware 9.0
Posts: 43

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 15
I encountered a big problem... all the terms I have won't let me into Root with the "su" command. Apparently I typed the wrong pass but that's not possible since I just typed my root pass in for the Mandrake Software Installer Program thing. How odd... now I have to go to school.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Freerock uninstall stole GTK looking for up-to-date pango, atk, gtk, glib and xft tgz Oholiab Slackware 8 09-18-2005 11:57 AM
GTK source install doesn't give gtk-config Feebles Linux - Software 4 06-15-2005 12:51 PM
cant find gtk-config file or gtk-devel to install happychappy Linux - Software 2 02-16-2005 12:46 AM
GTK error when starting gtk-chtheme Dswissmiss Linux - Software 1 10-01-2004 11:53 PM
compiling gaim/ gtk error (two versions of gtk) webazoid Linux - Software 0 07-06-2004 06:05 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:07 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration