RE: How do I update ONLY GLib?
- From: "Warren's Public Email" <wrfpublic charter net>
- To: "'Tristan Van Berkom'" <tvb gnome org>
- Cc: gtk-list gnome org
- Subject: RE: How do I update ONLY GLib?
- Date: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 16:02:02 -0600
Tristan, thanks for the reply.
> Typically you would want to update your system glib using your
> package manager (synaptic ?).
I should have mentioned that I am compiling on a Core Duo Thinkpad running
Redhat Enterprise Linux 4 (rhel4). I checked what packages were available
with yum, but did not see anything new enough for what I want to do. I also
spent quite a bit of time poking around the web for a compatible rpm that
would work on my system -- all to no avail. Bottom line is that I believe I
am left with compiling my own version of GLib.
From: Tristan Van Berkom [mailto:tvb gnome org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 20, 2006 3:32 PM
To: Warren Fenlon
Cc: gtk-list gnome org
Subject: Re: How do I update ONLY GLib?
On Wed, 2006-12-20 at 15:25 -0600, Warren Fenlon wrote:
> Hi. I have been working on a glade project and in the process of
> coding the callbacks, I discovered that my version of glib was old -
> something like 2.1? One of the functions I need was added in 2.8, and
> after looking at the recent announcements, I decided to get version
> 2.12.4 (not TOO bleeding edge and seemed stable enough not having any
> updates for > 2 months). So I downloaded the tar.gz, expanded it, ran
> configure (all defaults), and make/make install. That all went
> smoothly. I realized since I was using the defaults on configure that
> I was changing my prefix from /usr to /usr/local. I considered this
> to be a GOOD thing since if I messed up my system that I could go back
> to my previous glib incarnation. I thought to myself that all I would
> need to do after that was to update my Makefile to include these
> different glib dirs, but that did not work. My compile is failing to
> find a function that is in 2.12, but not in 2.1. So my questions are:
> 1. Is there a way to safely take 2.12.4 Glib for a test drive without
> overwriting my older Glib? 2. Can I possibly just reconfigure GTK
> and/or the other dependent libs to recognize my new Glib version?
Typically you would want to update your system glib using your
package manager (synaptic ?).
If you want to install a tarball by hand in an optional prefix,
thats what you did.
I usually write a simple little script like this to build & test
stuff in an optional prefix:
export PATH LD_LIBRARY_PATH PKG_CONFIG_PATH
And then feeding in /opt/gnome to the --prefix arg of configure.
You should be able to test your glib in /usr/local by simply
typing "LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib ./myprogram".
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