Ethereal woes
Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: Ethereal woes

  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    19

    Ethereal woes

    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.

    cd gtk
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    cd ..
    cd glib
    ./configure
    make
    make install
    cd ..
    clear
    cd ethereal
    ./configure
    !!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!

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    813
    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.
    /\\

  3. #3
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Posts
    19
    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.

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Posts
    813
    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].

    [edit]

    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/lib/glib
    /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/glib
    *this is just docs so...*
    /usr/include/glib-2.0/glib


    And as far as GTK goes:


    /etc/gtk
    /usr/lib/gtk
    /usr/include/gtk-2.0/gtk


    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!

    [/edit]

    [edit 2]

    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 *
    /\\

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •