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hi i am trying to install xmms player in my FC4 from the source file. now while i run the configure file it reports me that i do not have ...
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    problem updating glib


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    i am trying to install xmms player in my FC4 from the source file. now while i run the configure file it reports me that i do not have the required glib version and ask me to update the glib upto version 1.2.2 or better. so i went to the www.gtk.org and obtain the source for glib. then tried to install the glib from the source... the steps i performed to install glib is

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    #tar -xvf glib-2.8.1.tar.gz
    #cd glib-2.8.1
    #./configure
    #make
    #make install
    now then its installed nicely. then i tried again with xmms configure file but yet it reports the same....that i dont have the glib version required to install the software.

    am i missing somethin?

    for you information when i execute the command

    Code:
    rpm -q glib
    it still shows me the previous version of glib not the one i installed later.

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    First off, try configuring glib like so:
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    ./configure --prefix=/usr
    Second, RPM isn't going to find the glib that you compiled from source.

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    thanks...actually i thought so...rpm isn't going to find the glib that i have compiled from the source. and secondly i had a feeling that i couldnt install the glib according to the path i should have.

    i dont understand what should be the prefix as you writting below:

    ./configure --prefix=/usr
    i thought you meant the correct path...but i'm unsure what should be the correct path i should install it to...

    if you know then please tell me

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    Most packages install things to /usr/local by default, yet libraries and dependencies are often looked for in /usr, so try replacing the configure step of the glib compilation with:
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    ./configure --prefix=/usr

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    You are installing the wrong glib. What it doesn't tell you is that xmms uses gtk 1 not gtk 2, so you need the latest in the 1 series. I believe its 1.10.

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    thank you

    Thank you lakerdonald!

    Code:
    ./configure --prefix=/usr
    Worked for my problem like a Charm.

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