Re: GTK+-2.0.1 released

Owen Taylor wrote:
> Drazen Kacar <dave willfork com> writes:
> > Owen Taylor wrote:

> > > And then the user should add:
> > > 
> > >  $(libdir)/gtk-2.0
> > > 
> > > to their GTK_PATH envvar if the installation prefix is different
> > > from the GTK+ installation prefix.
> > 
> > On all operating systems?
> Well, things are slightly little different on windows, but more
> or less, yes.
> Why?

It's a slight pain. If GTK is in /usr and the application goes into /opt,
then the environment variable must be set. Installation script for a
binary package with such application might have a hard time trying to
ensure that. PAM (if available) can help somewhat, but even that
configuration method won't work in all situations.

It would be nice if GTK would search $(app_libdir)/gtk-2.0 if the OS
can provide that information. And maybe some other directories in other

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