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Thread: How to check GTK+

  1. #1

    How to check GTK+

    I'm using Slackware 9.0 and thought I installed most everything to compile programs. I'm trying to install Gaim-0.63 and during the ./configure portion, I received this error message looking at the config.log.

    configure:13662: error:
    *** GTK+ 2.0 is required to build Gaim; please make sure you have the GTK+
    *** development headers installed. The latest version of GTK+ is
    *** always available at

    How do I check to find out if GTK+ is installed and how do I check the version if it is installed?

    This is the error message during the compilation:
    checking for GTK+ - version >= 2.0.0... no
    *** 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:

    I did add Gnome as a desktop but really don't use it. I'm currently using KDE desktop!


  2. #2

    Re:How to check GTK+

    As root, use pkgtool. It will show all the packages installed.

  3. #3

    Re:How to check GTK+

    Thanks for the reply...I looked at pkgtools and saw that GTK
    + 2.0 is installed but viewing all of the files, I didnt' see anything in /usr and /usr/bin. Should anything be in /usr/bin for GTK? There is plenty of other files listed there!

  4. #4

    Re:How to check GTK+

    From inside pkgtool, select View, and then select GTK, and hit enter. It will show you what files are installed for it, and where.

  5. #5

    Re:How to check GTK+

    Well, I went into Pkgtool and tried to reinstall GTK+, but when I select it and press the OK button, I'm taken out of pgktool and back to the command line. It will not let me do a install.

    Anybody know what could be wrong?


  6. #6

    Re:How to check GTK+

    I *think* that, if you have the package installed, you may need to remove it first before you can reinstall it.

    Try from the command line doing removepkg pkgname and then [i]installpkg /pathtopackage/packagename[i]

  7. #7

    Re:How to check GTK+

    where does it say GTK+ 2.0 is? my bet is that GTK+ 1.X is in /usr and GTK+ 2.0 is in /opt/gtk or something of the sort, so in order to get gaim to see it you'll need to set an enviroment variable:
    export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/opt/gtk/lib/pkgconfig

    assuming /opt/gtk is where it is installed to.

    after you do that then try compile gaim.

    good luck

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    Re:How to check GTK+

    Thnx for the replies, but since then I've sold that computer! ;D

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