Problems installing Gaim

Gerard Samuel gsam at
Sun Sep 28 16:39:59 PDT 2003

Anyone having any problems insalling gaim (cvsupped this evening)
It states, to edit /etc/, but Im not sure if thats a generic 
or FreeBSD specific message.
Any pointers would be helpful

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checking for GLIB - version >= 2.0.0... yes (version 2.2.1)
checking for pkg-config... (cached) /usr/local/bin/pkg-config
checking for GTK+ - version >= 2.0.0... no
*** Could not run GTK+ test program, checking why...
*** The test program compiled, but did not run. This usually means
*** that the run-time linker is not finding GTK+ or finding the wrong
*** version of GTK+. If it is not finding GTK+, you'll need to set your
*** LD_LIBRARY_PATH environment variable, or edit /etc/ to point
*** to the installed location  Also, make sure you have run ldconfig if that
*** is required on your system
*** If you have an old version installed, it is best to remove it, although
*** you may also be able to get things to work by modifying LD_LIBRARY_PATH
configure: error:
*** GTK+ 2.0 is required to build Gaim; please make sure you have the GTK+
*** development headers installed. The latest version of GTK+ is
*** always available at
===>  Script "configure" failed unexpectedly.
      Please report the problem to marcus at [maintainer] and 
      the "/usr/ports/net/gaim/work/gaim-0.69/config.log" including the 
      of the failure of your make command. Also, it might be a good idea to
      provide an overview of all packages installed on your system (e.g. an
      `ls /var/db/pkg`).
*** Error code 1

Stop in /usr/ports/net/gaim.
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gladiator# pkg_info gtk-2.2.1
Information for gtk-2.2.1:

Gimp Toolkit for X11 GUI (current stable version)

Required by:

   GTK is a library for creating graphical user interfaces similar to
the Motif "look and feel". It is designed to be small and efficient, but
still flexible enough to allow the programmer freedom in the interfaces
created. GTK allows the programmer to use a variety of standard user
interface widgets such as push, radio and check buttons, menus, lists
and frames. It also provides several "container" widgets which can be
used to control the layout of the user interface elements.

   GTK provides some unique features. (At least, I know of no other
widget library which provides them). For example, a button does not
contain a label, it contains a child widget, which in most instances
will be a label. However, the child widget can also be a pixmap, image
or any combination possible the programmer desires. This flexibility is
adhered to throughout the library.

GTK+-2.0 is a stable release, but many applications still require
GTK+-1.2, the previous stable version. You can have the runtime and
development environments for both GTK+-2.0 and GTK+-1.2 installed
simultaneously on your computer.

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