Re: rpm problem

Wolfgang Sourdeau wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > I'm a newbie in the Linux world and I have a *big* problem for me:
> >
> > I've just installed RedHat 6.2 and after surfing few moments I've downloaded
> > some applications (Gimp,...) requiring GTK+ 1.2.8
> > OK, I download it and I will install it.
> > After few moments, I try "rpm -i --force gtk+-1.2.8-1.i386.rpm" and that's
> > right.
> The "--force" flag is not recommended. Maybe you were trying to update
> on top of your old installation of gtk, in which case you should use
> the -U flag (note the uppercase)
> > I must now install Gimp, I type "./configure" and I've this on my console:
> > "
> > ...
> [snipped]
> > configure: error: Test for GTK failed. See the file 'INSTALL' for
> > help."
> This maybe due to a lot of reasons. Try to remove any version of GTK
> you could have (rpm -qa | grep gtk, rpm -e gtk) and reinstall the
> latest version you have downloaded.
> > I've edited /etc/ where I add this line: "/usr/bin" where gtk-config
> > is. but without results.
> /etc/ is used by the ldconfig utility in order to build the
> /etc/ file. The latter is used by the dynamic linker (the
> program which loads the executables/binaries which are dynamically
> linked against shared libraries, i.e. the .so files; its main task is
> to resolve the symbol locations).
> What ldconfig does is to scan the directories listed in for
> shared libraries. So what you did is useless and even extends the run
> time of ldconfig since it has to scan the extra directory.
> > How can I point to the correct copy of gtk-config ???
> It is part of the gtk package, so you shouldn't use any from another
> origin.
> W

I think it is the gtk+-devel-1.2.8-1.rpm that is need to compile here.

Steve - Cheltenham, UK
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