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    No GTK+ ?

    Hi all. I was trying to install wireshark and ran into this error.

    *** Could not run GTK+ test program, checking why...
    *** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
    *** exact error that occured. This usually means GTK+ is incorrectly installed.
    configure: error: GTK+ isn't available, so Wireshark can't be compiled
    Now i did a bit of research on what GTK+ was and so on and found out that it should already be on my machine. But just in case that its not, how would i find out? And how would i install it with the yum package manager? Thanx in advance!

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    Are you using KDE or GNOME? If you are using GNOME, then GTK is already installed and then you have a problem (GTK is the toolkit used for GNOME). If you have KDE installed, simply installing GTK should do the trick.

    Have you tried installing wireshark with yum yet?

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    Note also that gtk-1.x is not compatible with gtk-2.x. So, if this program requires gtk-1.x you will need to install gtk-1.x, even if you aready have gtk-2, that is, unless you are willing to port the program so it can work using gtk2 instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bryansmith View Post
    Have you tried installing wireshark with yum yet?
    Yeah that was my first choice, But i couldnt find it. It wasnt in the Applications menu nor anywhere. I couldnt launch it from console or anything. I could find the files needed to run it but i couldnt launch it at all. So i tried to compile it from source and i got that error =/

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