Installing GIMP, the prereqs...
I would like to install the latest version of the GIMP 2.2 on JDS (java desktop system). The prereqs for building the GIMP are, of course, gtk+ and it's dependents (glib, atk, pango). I've downloaded all the latest source of gtk(2.8.6), glib (2.8.3), atk(1.10.1), and pango(1.10.1) and am starting to run into problems. My current configuration already has gtk+2 version 2.2.2, glib 2.2.2, atk 1.2.1, and pango 1.2.3. I can run, for glib, ./configure, make, and make install with success, but when I go to atk ./configure it comes back with an error
"'pkg-config --modversion glib-2.0' returned 2.8.3, but GLIB (2.2.2)
*** was found! If pkg-config was correct, then it is best
*** to remove the old version of GLib."
So obviously I need to remove glib 2.2.2. My question is how can I do this safely? Numerous programs rely on glib 2.2.2 (including gtk+) so if I remove glib 2.2.2 (going through yast2) won't this mess up all everything else, including gtk+, which GNOME also relies on? Furthermore, I would have the same issue when trying to unintsall gtk+ and then install the newer version. Will the programs that relied on the older versions of these packages recognize the replacements?
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Also, I'm open to installing a newer, more up to date distro of linux if that will make my life a lot easier.