[CentOS] Updating gtk2

Sat Jan 19 11:11:11 UTC 2013
Liam O'Toole <liam.p.otoole at gmail.com>

On 2013-01-18, Robert Heller <heller at deepsoft.com> wrote:
> At Fri, 18 Jan 2013 14:55:15 -0600 CentOS mailing list <centos at centos.org> wrote:


>> Do I really need gtk2 running on a server anyway?
> Only if:
> 1) runlevel is 5 (for the GUI login) or you log into the console and then use
>    startx or xinit to fire up the X Server.
> 2) you run GTK2 programs via SSH X-Server Tunneling -- you don't need it
>    for old-school xterms (eg xterm-215-8.el5_4.1), but you do need it for
>    gnome-terminals (eg gnome-terminal-2.16.0-5.3.el5_6.1).


I would add:

 3) Another package requires it. The cups package, for example,
 requires gtk2 and other X-related stuff. So if you want to run a
 headless print server, gtk2 has to be installed.