Problems installing Gaim

Gerard Samuel gsam at
Sun Sep 28 16:54:09 PDT 2003

Gerard Samuel wrote:

> 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
> Thanks
> -- snip --
> 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 
> 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 
> attach
>      the "/usr/ports/net/gaim/work/gaim-0.69/config.log" including the 
> output
>      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.
> -- snip --
> -- snip --
> gladiator# pkg_info gtk-2.2.1
> Information for gtk-2.2.1:
> Comment:
> Gimp Toolkit for X11 GUI (current stable version)
> Required by:
> gtkspell2-2.0.2_2
> Description:
>   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.
> WWW:
> -- snip -- 

Well, I updated gtk2 to the latest version, and the gaim installer seems 
to prefer that, so
Im ok for now...

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