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I run fc4. My attemp to instaall xmms went something like this: ./configure <checking a bunch of things> checking for glib-config... no checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.2... no ...
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    glib cannot be found when installing xmms


    I run fc4. My attemp to instaall xmms went something like this:

    ./configure
    <checking a bunch of things>
    checking for glib-config... no
    checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.2... no
    *** The glib-config script installed by GLIB could not be found
    *** If GLIB was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
    *** your path, or set the GLIB_CONFIG environment variable to the
    *** full path to glib-config.
    configure: error: *** GLIB >= 1.2.2 not installed - please install first ***

    I cannot really understand what this is saying. I DID install GLIB using YUM.

    Thank You very much

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    check your version of glib,it looks like you ned glib 1.2.2 installed

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    You also need to configre glib too by the looks of things, but that might be because it isnt there.

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    Actually I have a similar issue. Not sure how you resolve this because the fact that it's looking for glib-config suggests that xmms is looking for the glib development package. I think glib-config is in fact glib-config.h (a header file needed by a C programme to compile). I seem to have the dev. version installed and glib-config definitely isn't there.

    In fact XMMs is completely missing from my Mandriva install, and I can't even find a decent installable rpm version. Not sure what's happening with XMMs??

    Anyway, if I were you I'd try to install glib dev package, and please tell us how you get on - your experiences would be useful.
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    i think you need glib-dev
    that is a common problem among rpm distros

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    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    In fact XMMs is completely missing from my Mandriva install, and I can't even find a decent installable rpm version. Not sure what's happening with XMMs??
    You can always try beep media player, which is based on xmms. They're functionally very similar.

    As for the original topic, why compile xmms?
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    Quote Originally Posted by eerok
    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    In fact XMMs is completely missing from my Mandriva install, and I can't even find a decent installable rpm version. Not sure what's happening with XMMs??
    You can always try beep media player, which is based on xmms. They're functionally very similar.

    As for the original topic, why compile xmms?
    Thanks - I'll check out Beep. I found out today that Mandriva have dropped XMMs from 2006. I managed to break it in 2005 so I really need an alternative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    I think glib-config is in fact glib-config.h (a header file needed by a C programme to compile).
    glib-config is a program which is used to get arguments to pass to gcc at compile time. It should be part of glib-dev package. If you can't get the packages to work, go to http://gtk.org and download and install that version of glib. You might have better luck with beep-media-player since it uses gtk2 instead of gtk1. Many distros dont have gtk1 by default anymore.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valan
    Quote Originally Posted by fingal
    I think glib-config is in fact glib-config.h (a header file needed by a C programme to compile).
    glib-config is a program which is used to get arguments to pass to gcc at compile time. It should be part of glib-dev package. If you can't get the packages to work, go to http://gtk.org and download and install that version of glib. You might have better luck with beep-media-player since it uses gtk2 instead of gtk1. Many distros dont have gtk1 by default anymore.
    Thanks for that. I'll let you know how I get on.
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    I have tried a few things so far:

    1. I have installed glib-devel using yum. That did not help the situation.
    2. I went to the GTK site and downloaded GTK+ 2.8. When I did the ./configure, I got an error (I forgot to cooopy it down), but it again had to do with glib-config.
    3. I went to yum and installed gtk-devel. It installed, but when I tried to install xmms. I ran into the same problem as before.
    AND!!!! I just found out that xmms can be installed with yum.

    This was quite a good learning experience though. Found out a lot about linux.

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