December 30th, 2003, 09:30 PM
ok. I'm having problems installing ethereal. I'm running Mandrake 9.2, and I'm trying to install the newest one. It keeps saying that it can't find some glib thing. Here is exactly everything I have on my /root directory when I do this.
glib, ethereal, gtk
My commands go as such.
!!Problem Occures here. No idea how to fix. It just says it can't locate glib, but I just did a clean install of it! AHHH!
December 31st, 2003, 04:16 PM
You could also try to gives us the exact error. Other than that, you may try to see where glib is installed [crude method: #find /* -iname glib] and if, in the ethereal specs, there is any reference to where glib should be installed.
December 31st, 2003, 06:00 PM
Ok. I found out that Glib is installed in a directory in root called /root/glib. Ethereals exact error message is.
checking for GTK - version >= 1.2.0... no
*** The gtk-config script installed by GTK could not be found
*** If GTK was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the GTK_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to gtk-config.
checking for glib-config... no
checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.0... no
*** The glib-config script installed by GLIB could not be found
*** If GLIB was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
*** your path, or set the GLIB_CONFIG environment variable to the
*** full path to glib-config.
configure: error: GLib distribution not found.
I don't really know how to fix that. THanks for the help.
January 1st, 2004, 12:15 AM
I could suggest trying to install GTK and Glib to their default paths, although I do not know if they have such a thing]. [I haven't done manual installation to them].
k forget about that. I have Ethereal installed I'll give you those paths which I think are important... these things were installed by RedHat when I first set up the system. So, for glib:
/usr/share/gtk-doc/html/glib *this is just docs so...*
And as far as GTK goes:
I guess you could try n match this installation, although I'm not sure about the specs of Mandrake and the 'special' folders under that distro. I'm fairly new to GNU/Linux so I try hard, but there's some things... Anyway, update us on your progress!
Alternatively, maybe creating some links to the files specified in the error messages in your /bin/ may work the problem [something like this works for getting Java to work on Mozilla under RH9]. SO. just find the files [using find] and link them in bin. Whatever works.
[/edit 2] *I keep getting ideas *