Re: Advice on Upgrading to 2.2.2

On Sun, 2003-08-10 at 03:01, Nick Wilson wrote:
> Hi all, 
> I'm trying to upgrade glib on RH9. I run ./configure make make install
> and then when I try to configure pango, it tells me it needs glib 2.1.3
> or better.
> I noticed that glib was installed in /usr/local/lib/glib not
> /usr/lib/glib - Clearly I am missing somthing vital here. Could somebody
> please point me in the right direction?
> I'd just like to get 2.2.2 running as I need gimp 1.3.17 ..


 A) Delete all remnants of GLib out of /usr/local, so they don't
    cause you problems in the future

 B) Fetch the newest GLib, Pango, GTK+ packages from or a mirror
    and install those. They should work fine on Red Hat 9.

If you were installing from source the simplest and most reliable
way to do it is to simply write over the system installation
by running ./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc. 

The only real alternative is to install all the sources in a way
that is entirely isolated from the system installation; but that
takes quite a bit of experience to get going. Having a mixture
of the same libraries in /usr and /usr/local will never work 

Since packages are available that will work on your system, you
should use them. Not only is it easier, the packaging system
will know about them properly, and you get some Red Hat integration
patches that aren't in the upstream tarballs.


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