> checking for gtk-config... /usr/bin/gtk-config
> checking for GTK - version >= 1.2.8...
> *** An old version of GTK+ (1.2.6) was found.
> *** You need a version of GTK+ newer than 1.2.8. The latest version of
> *** GTK+ is always available from ftp://ftp.gtk.org.
> ***
> *** If you have already installed a sufficiently new version, this error
> *** probably means that the wrong copy of the gtk-config shell script is
> *** being found. The easiest way to fix this is to remove the old version
> *** of GTK+, but you can also set the GTK_CONFIG environment to point to the
> *** correct copy of gtk-config. (In this case, you will have to
> *** modify your LD_LIBRARY_PATH enviroment variable, or edit /etc/ld.so.conf
> *** so that the correct libraries are found at run-time))
> configure: error: Test for GTK failed. See the file 'INSTALL' for help.
> [root@localhost gimp-1.1.24]#

;-) well, it tries to help you as much as it can (without getting overly

firstly, you need to make sure that all of your libraries are properly

ldconfig -a

is the command to run.

secndly, you dont want /usr/lib to appear twice in your ld.so.conf file.
that can mess things up (and slow down library searches!)

FINALLY, are you SURE that the new gtk is in /usr/lib?

have you checked under 

/usr/local/lib ?

if its there, then add this path to your ld.so.conf  and then run ldconfig
-a again.


run 'updatedb'  as root.  it will take a while, but will build a directory
database of your system.  then, to find files on your machine, you can

locate filename-that-i-want 

and it'll find that file - with path.  ideal for debugging problems such
as this!!

good luck!!


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