[CentOS] Should I and can I upgrade GTK+/PyGTK?

Chris Mauritz chrism at imntv.com
Wed Oct 12 12:47:14 UTC 2005

Dave Gutteridge wrote:

>I'm trying out different music players. One that looks promising is
>called Quod Libet:
>I downloaded the tar file and attempted to install it. I got this
>[dave at localhost quodlibet-0.13.1]$ ./quodlibet.py
>E: You need GTK+ 2.6 and PyGTK 2.6 or greater.
>E: You have GTK+ 2.4.13 and PyGTK 2.4.0.
>E: Please upgrade GTK+/PyGTK.
>I tried a YUM update, but it didn't say anything about new versions of
>GTK or PyGTK.
>What am I not understanding about this situation?

Perhaps I'm just old/lazy/cranky, but you JUST got your system working 
after a lot of contortions and help from the list and now you want to 
break it again?  Why not use a player that is supported "out of the box" 
and spend your time using the system instead of wrestling with it?  When 
you're a bit more familiar with Linux and CentOS, that would be a good 
time to start digging into things.  People here, at least in my 
experience, are extremely patient and helpful, but perhaps that 
sentiment might wane in the face of a steady stream of self inflicted 
wounds..  8-)

And now the answer...

Those versions aren't available in the yum repository because Redhat 
hasn't yet updated their packages in RHEL4.  CentOS tracks their 
changes.  If you want these newer versions of GTK and the python 
extensions, you can certainly divert off the beaten track and install 
them yourself.  It might work without incident.  It might work, but 
break other applications.  It might not work at all.   8-) 

Best regards,

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