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Re: [vox-tech] GTK+ 2.2 install
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Re: [vox-tech] GTK+ 2.2 install



On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 05:30:15PM -0400, Mike Simons wrote:
> On Wed, Apr 09, 2003 at 01:28:22PM -0700, Ryan Detert wrote:
> > I am trying to install GTK+ 2.2.1 and I have just done a make install on
> > the glib and everything compiles and installs correctly with no errors
> > given.
> [...]
> > What is the best way to uninstall the old version and install the new
> > version?
> 
> Ryan,
> 
>   It is unclear how and where the new version of glibc was installed.
> It is unclear if you or the install process ran ldconfig for it to 
> reload the ld.so.cache.

I think Ryan is talking about glib, not glibc. glib is just a utility
library that GTK+ depends on. 
 
>   It is clear that if the configure script for GTK didn't find the new
> glibc you installed it's not the default version and something is
> wrong, and you don't know how to make configure check the location
> you installed your glibc in you should read './configure --help'.
> 
>   You should definitely be able to have multiple versions of the 
> same shared library installed on the machine... using the newest 
> version to build against.
> 
>   I don't know if there are any binary incompatibilities between the
> one that came with your Redhat system and the one you have installed 
> yourself.  If the second digit in the version number changed (2.X) it 
> is likely some incompatibility exists.
> 
>   You are playing with fire.  If something goes wrong your system
> will be unbootable... and will most likely have to be reinstalled.
> If you have to ask how, then I recommend you not even try to remove
> the rpm glibc package you have on your machine.
> 
>   Aren't there redhat packages for gtk 2.2 someplace?
> 
>     Later,
>       Mike Simons
> 
> -- 
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