[CentOS] updating to gtk+ >= 2.0
gabriel.tabares at roboreus.com
Mon Nov 15 16:09:16 UTC 2010
>> In that case:
>> yum install gtk2 gtk2-devel
> Funny thing is those are already installed.
> However I require a later version of gtk+.
> I'm attempting to compile from source.
CentOS comes with an old version of GTK 2. Most application these days
require a later version of the library, so you have two realistic options:
* Compile GTK from source and install it out of the standard library
path, then specify the include paths for compiling and use
LD_LIBRARY_PATH before running the application.
* Use another Linux distritbution or wait for CentOS 6
There's another option that is not guaranteed to work, copy all the
libraries you need from another Linux distribution (Fedora?) into a
directory, use LD_LIBRARY_PATH and pray that it works with CentOS, but I
would not place much trust on this option.
I would personally go for the latter option as compiling a new version
of GTK and its dependencies is not for the faint of heart, specially for
something as obsolete (by choice) as CentOS.
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