"Colin Brace" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:

>   $ rpm -q glib2
>   glib2-2.6.6-1
> I have found an RPM which offers a more recent version,
> glib2-2.8.6-1.gst.1.4.i386.rpm, but it is not an "official" Fed Hat
> package and conflicts with the one I have installed. I can force
> delete the older one, but it looks like over a hundred programs
> depend on it. Is it likely that the newer glib2 will hose any of
> those other apps, or can I safely install it?

glib 2.8 provides full backward compatibility to glib 2.6. But if in
doubt, install to a separate prefix. You will want to install gimp 2.3
to a separate prefix anyway.

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