I tried the uninstalling glib, gtk+ with the rpm program and recompiling
them, then doing the make install. That part went smoothly. I then
went back to the ./configure program for some other downloads.
The first ./configure program spit out "missing gnome libs", so I went
and downloaded the gnome libs - which also has a ./configure script.
Guess what - it says that GTK is still hosed up and it won't work
checking for GTK - version >= 1.2.0... no
*** Could not run GTK test program, checking why...
*** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log
*** exact error that occured. This usually means GTK was incorrectly
*** or that you have moved GTK since it was installed. In the latter
*** may want to edit the gtk-config script: /usr/local/bin/gtk-config
configure: error: GTK not installed
the config.log file says this wsa the culprit
/usr/local/include/glib.h:66: glibconfig.h: No such file or directory
Last night when I was trying to find the solution by installing and
uninstalling rpms of the various gnome, gtk and glib rpms, it seemed
that the gtk-config file is part of the gtk+-devel rpm and not the gtk+
rpm. Now that have scrapped the rpm plan and gone with the "make
install" method, I don't know where the gtk-config file is created
from. I think the last straw was when I was rpm installing the
gnome-libs, it was looking for something called "gnome-audio" which
I couldn't find anywhere. I gave up.
I emailed RedHat about the problem - they told me to get lost - if the
5.2 installed okay, their work is done. (What do you expect for $40)
The fact that their RPM program that was supposed to manage this type of
*and it works so poorly is apparently not a problem with the rpm
program, but with the programmers out there. Great!
I spent some time at the gnome, gtk sites, but I didn't make much
If anyone has any advice, I'd appreciate it. TIA