[CentOS] Problem compiling cairo-dock under CentOS 5.2

William L. Maltby CentOS4Bill at triad.rr.com
Sun Jan 25 22:37:11 UTC 2009

On Sun, 2009-01-25 at 23:14 +0100, Marko Vojinovic wrote:
> <snip>

> To partially answer my own question, it appears that g_timeout_add_seconds was 
> introduced in glib2 library, starting from version 2.14, while my current 
> CentOS installation has version 2.12.3-2. Now, it turns out that glib2 
> depends on glibc, gamin and libselinux, my current versions being 2.5.24, 
> 0.1.7-8 and 1.33.4-5 respectively.
> So, to reformulate the question: is there a clean way to upgrade glib2 from 
> 2.12 to 2.14 without having to upgrade glibc and friends (and glibc has *a 
> lot* of friends installed on the system :-) ...).
> This is a desktop machine which is not quite important for production etc, so 
> I wouldn't mind customizing it if it isn't too much hassle.
> I am open to suggestions on what to do ---
> * update glib2 and possibly glibc and its dependencies?
> * temper with the cairo-dock source to remove references to new functions and 
> make it compatible with glib2 v2.12 (this is possible, but not easy)?
> * wait for CentOS 5.3 hoping that it has more recent glib2?
> * give up?
> Appreciate any help!

If you can wait, some recent posts in other threads indficate that glibc
is to be upgraded in 5.3 (which RH has recently released ?). So CentOS
should offer the updates in around 5 weeks or so.

I don't have enough knowledge to offer anything more. Hopefully some
others can help you sooner.

> Best, :-)
> Marko
> <snip sig stuff>


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