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From: Martin Baulig <>
To: "Dale P. Smith" <>
Subject: Re: More build errors.
Date: Tue, 12 Dec 2000 00:27:00 -0000	[thread overview]
Message-ID: <> (raw)
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"Dale P. Smith" <> writes:

> processing ./examples
> ...
> [lot's o stuff deleted]
> ...
> updating cache ./config.cache
> loading cache ./config.cache
> checking how to run the C preprocessor... (cached) gcc -E
> checking for pkg-config... /usr/local/bin/pkg-config
> checking for pkg-config... yes
> checking for GNOME Platform... GNOME 1.x
> checking for libraries... gtk+ (gthread)
> configure: error: gnome-config: not found
> Package gthread was not found in the pkg-config search path.
> Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gthread.pc'
> to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
> Unknown package 'gthread'
> Looks like I need "gnome-config" also.


gnome-config is part of gnome-libs, but you only get this "dependency" because
there's a bug in glib which is already fixed in CVS, but not in the last glib

So at the moment, you need the latest stable glib from CVS - I'll try to make
a patch against glib 1.2.8 this weekend. Basically all you need are the
files from glib, but you also need to patch / to
create the .pc files from them.

> > > Yeah, I'm one of those guys that like a thin fast system, no kde or
> > > gnome for me! ;^)
> > 
> > Btw. gnome-common is just a set of macros and build scripts, it has no other
> > dependencies except pkg-config.
> Is gnome-config part of that, or are more bits of gnome needed to be
> installed?

Well, normally pkg-config uses a .pc file which is installed by a package. If
it cannot find such a .pc file, it falls back to using gnome-config (which
comes with gnome-libs).

Unfortunately I realized too late that glib only has such .pc files in the
latest stable CVS version, but not in 1.2.8 - so when the next stable glib
is released, this problem will be gone.

Martin Baulig (private) (work)

  reply	other threads:[~2000-12-12  0:27 UTC|newest]

Thread overview: 5+ messages / expand[flat|nested]  mbox.gz  Atom feed  top
2000-11-30 12:41 Dale P. Smith
2000-11-30 13:45 ` Martin Baulig
2000-12-11 15:26   ` Dale P. Smith
2000-12-12  0:27     ` Martin Baulig [this message]
2000-12-12 12:16       ` New Gtk version? " Ariel Rios

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