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Ok, I'm trying to install gtk 2.2.0 and I'm stuck on a config script error. The configuration scripts halts telling me that it can't find libX11. I'm a newbie to ...
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    Help with GTK Installation


    Ok, I'm trying to install gtk 2.2.0 and I'm stuck on a config script error. The configuration scripts halts telling me that it can't find libX11. I'm a newbie to linux so I really don't know what to do. I went into "/usr/X11R6/lib" and found the following files: libX11.so, libX11.so.6, libX11.so.6.2. I don't know if this error has something to do with pkg-config file. Here are the last couple of lines from the configure script before it dies:

    Package xft was not found in the pkg-config search path.
    Perhaps you should add the directory containing `xft.pc'
    to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
    No package 'xft' found
    checking for XOpenDisplay in -lX11... no
    configure: error: *** libX11 not found. Check 'config.log' for more details.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!! I could eventually post the entire config.log file up here, but it's pretty long.

    **BTW, I'm pretty sure I already have GTK 1.2.0 or something installed...Running Mandrake 9.1 system. Should I first do an uninstall this? How would I do that?

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    try to run:
    locate xft.pc
    to see if you have xft installed for packageconfig. Also, if you are installing pango and want AA fonts you are going to need XFree86 4.3.0
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    Do you have the XFree86-devel package installed?

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    GTK configure: error: *** libX11 not found. Check 'config.log'

    Well i have 'XFree86 devel' installed, but still have the same problem configuring GTK 2.10. Someone has an idea where this 'libX11 not found' error comes from? Thanks for reply,

    Jesse Tijnagel

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