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  1. #1

    Noob needs help installing glame


    I just installed Mandrake 10.0 last week and have been getting to grips with it and have been useing KDE.

    I though I would try to install a program form source to see how its done etc. I decided to give glame a try (from glame-1.0.2.tar.gz) I unpacked it and tried the usual ./configure glame came up withthe following error:

    configure: error: You need gnome to compile the graphical user interface.
    Hint: you also need the appropriate development packages for gnome installed,
    usually called gnome-dev, libgnome-dev or similar. You can disable the
    graphical user interface by providing the --disable-gui switch to the
    configure script.

    I wanted the GUI so i went on the internet and found
    gnome-libs_1.4.2.orig.tar.gz. When I tried to install this it said that I needed GTK - 1.2.0, so i downloded gtk+-2.4.0.tar.gz after a while I managed to get GTK installed, I think, but when I try to install the Gnome libs it still says it cant find gtk-config and told me to set GTK_CONFIG enviroment to full path to gtk-config. I cannot find gtk-config any where after many internet searches and trying everything i could find still nothing.

    So, I am totally stuck now.
    I am confused as I have Gnome installed as well as KDE, does that not mean I have the correct libaries to install Glame?
    Could some one please point mein the right direction (or better yet show me exactly what to do)

    I really want to under stand Linux and be able to free myself from Windoze for good.

    Any help is greatly apreciated.


  2. #2
    Linux Guru lakerdonald's Avatar
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    whereis gtk-config
    then take the path found by whereis and do
    export GTK_CONFIG
    then try again

  3. #3
    Thanks for the quick reply.

    I tried whereis gtk-config and is just returned

    does that mean I havent installed it correctly?

    Its GTK+ 2.4.0 that I have installed but the Gnome libs ask for GTK - 1.2.0 should this still work? does the + and - make any diffrence?

    Am I even trying to install the correct thing as far as the Gnome libs go that Glame says it needs?


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    New Problem.

    Ok I have got the GTK problem sorted out (I was using too new a version of GTK)

    Now when I try to ./compile gnome-libs_1.4.2.orig.tar.gz source it says that i dont have ORBit installed, I found that I had an ORBit RPM on my Mandrake 10.0 CD (Sorry I dont know what version) but when I try to install it I'm told that it is already installed??

    What am I doing wrong? Pls Help a poor newbie

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