[CentOS] Problem compiling cairo-dock under CentOS 5.2

Ned Slider ned at unixmail.co.uk
Sun Jan 25 23:37:26 UTC 2009

William L. Maltby wrote:
> 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.

Glib2 hasn't been updated in 5.3 - it's still at version 2.12.3-2 as per 
the original release.

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