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configure: creating libtool
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checking for libxml-2.0 >= 2.4.10 atk >= 1.0.0 gtk+-2.0 >= 2.4.0 glib-2.0 >= 2.4.0... Package libxml-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path. Perhaps you should add the directory containing `libxml-2.0.pc' to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable No package 'libxml-2.0' found
configure: error: Library requirements ( libxml-2.0 >= 2.4.10 atk >= 1.0.0 gtk+-2.0 >= 2.4.0 glib-2.0 >= 2.4.0) not met; consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries are in a nonstandard prefix so pkg-config can find them.

I installed the latest distribution of libxml2 so I can't figure out why it won't recognize it. If someone could help I'd appreciate it greatly.