On Sun, Nov 27, 2005 at 01:32:01PM -0700, Matt Gushee wrote:
> Bernd Eggink wrote:
> > I compiled and installed the latest version of gtk, gimp etc., and
> > nearly everything works fine. With one exception: The program
> > 'ossxmix' complains about missing libraries libgtk-1.2 and libgdk-1.2. 
> This is not really a GIMP-related issue, since the GTK libraries became
> separate from the GIMP a long time ago. Nonetheless, there happen to be
> people here who know something about this ;-)
> > I'm confused. Are these parts of an ancient version of gtk (without
> > +)?
> Well, it's pretty old. But AFAIK the lack of a + symbol doesn't mean
> anything. I believe the official name of the package as a whole is GTK+,
> though specific packagers (e.g. Linux distributions) sometimes omit the
> +, but in any case the actual shared libraries that get installed on
> your system don't have + in their names. At least they don't on my
> system, and I'm pretty sure it's not a meaningful distinction.
> > And if so, where can I download the sources, as I would prefer to
> > compile them myself?
> You should be able to find them via www.gtk.org.
> Just beware of replacing newer files with older ones. That *probably*
> won't happen, since you say you've got the latest GIMP etc. ... that
> implies you have GTK2 installed, so there shouldn't be any conflict.
> Still, I'd suggest doing a dry run in a fresh install directory, just to
> make sure you're not going to overwrite anything important.

Thanks. I daringly installed it into /usr/local/lib, and anything
works fine now. Fortunately the naming scheme had been changed in
gtk+-2.x, so no conflicts arise.


Bernd Eggink
Regionales Rechenzentrum der Uni Hamburg
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