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    Tarball Probs


    Im new to linux and these threads have helped me out a great deal to installing APT-Get on my SuSE 9.1 box to putting UT2004 on it and having a blast. But I have never sucessfully installed a Tarball, I always get some sort of error that doesnt let me get through the install. So here is my question. Im trying to install File System Visualizer http://fsv.sourceforge.net/ . I run ./configure and it goes throught the motions till the very end when I get this error

    checking for gtk-config... no
    checking for GTK - version >= 1.2.1... no
    *** The gtk-config script installed by GTK could not be found
    *** If GTK was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
    *** your path, or set the GTK_CONFIG environment variable to the
    *** full path to gtk-config.
    configure: error: Cannot find proper GTK+ version


    and I really dont know what to do. This Linux thing is starting to hook me !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Any help would be gladly taken
    Thanks
    Wavz

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    looks like you either have your gtk installed in an odd spot, or your gtk is too old, or you just plain dont have it installed. go to www.gtk.org and pick yourself up a nice updated copy of gtk(you'll most likely need the dependancy packages as well, atk, pango, and glib)

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    well this package requires a later version of GTK+. so you hafta go out and download/install the appropriate version

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    So I have checked my versions of GTK #1 & #2. GTK Version is 1.2.1, and GTK2 is version 2.4.something. I have taken a look at the GTK website (Thank you AAnarchYY) And I see that any other version of GTK that is on the website above mine is not a stable version. So is there a way to make the tarball on installiation see the versions of GTK that I have?? And thank you to both AAnarchYY & lakerdonald for the quick replies.
    Wavz

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    well it sees the installation that you have, it's just not up-to-date enough. it looks like you'll hafta upgrade to one of the newer unstable releases.
    -lakerdonald

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    see if you have a /usr/bin/gtk-config or /usr/local/bin/gtk-config. If you know you have it installed then it must have installed to a place that the config script isnt looking. and btw, that config script is dealing with gtk 1

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    Ok I've found where the GTK-config file is at /opt/gnome/bin/gtk-config. Now how would I get the ./config to see the file??

    checking for gtk-config... no
    checking for GTK - version >= 1.2.1... no
    *** The gtk-config script installed by GTK could not be found
    *** If GTK was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
    *** your path, or set the GTK_CONFIG environment variable to the
    *** full path to gtk-config.
    configure: error: Cannot find proper GTK+ version

    Wavz

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    ok got it to find the file with


    ./configure --with-gtk-prefix=opt/gnome

    it forund the file, then got another error

    checking for GTK - version >= 1.2.1... yes
    checking for glBegin in -lMesaGL... no
    checking for glBegin in -lGL... yes
    checking for gtk_gl_area_new in -lgtkgl... no
    configure: error: Cannot find gtkglarea

    So Im getting there slowly but surely
    Wavz

    This is better the playing video games any day!!!!!!!!!

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