Re: glib install problems

I seem to be making progress with my issue.

I manually copied the relevant files from /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig/ to
/usr/lib/pkgconfig/ and did export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib,
despite /usr/local/lib being listed in /etc/

Things now seem to be moving onwards ...

On Mon, 2004-03-29 at 10:58, Anthony DiSante wrote:
> Sven Neumann wrote:
> > Most binary packages install themselves to the /usr prefix, while
> > source packages go to /usr/local. By not touching any files in the
> > /usr prefix you can be sure that all files there are handled by the
> > package manager. It's a simple rule that can be quite helpful.
> Good to know.  How much of a consistent rule is that?
> >>I would rather have just one version installed, but I gather that
> >>removing the old version is going to break some of my currently
> >>installed apps.  (As I said, I temporarily removed just a few files
> >>from /usr/lib/ and already lots of apps won't run.)
> > 
> > 
> > If you provided the new versions in /usr/local/lib and configured
> > linker correctly, your apps should have used the gtk+-2.4. Since
> > library is backward-compatible, this should just work.
> Well, gtk-2.4 isn't installed yet; it still won't make without error. 
> posted a message yesterday called "can't compile gtk+-2.4.0" that
> the error.)
> >>from source, and glib/gtk is the only thing that consistently gives
> >>me problems. I should be able to just have them installed in one
> >>place, and upgrade them when they need it, without having to worry
> >>about breaking all my apps or having to manage two separate
> >>installations in two places.
> > 
> > 
> > Why don't you just do that then? If you have the old versions
> > installed from source in /usr, why do you put the new ones to
> > /usr/local ?
> I never specify installation locations.  Apparently the default used
to be 
> /usr and now it's /usr/local.  But if I now install 2.4.0 over top of
> old stuff at /usr, isn't that going to break things?
> -Anthony
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