|Logjam on Suse 9.0
||[Dec. 12th, 2003|03:33 pm]
|||||*banging head against wall*||]|
I've been banging my head against the wall trying to get logjam installed.
I appear to have a dependency problem, and I'm hoping that someone out there who's running Suse 9.0 can give me a pointer.
The error in question when I try to compile the source:
checking for gtk+-2.0 gmodule-2.0 libxml-2.0... Package gtk+-2.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gtk+-2.0.pc'
to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
No package 'gtk+-2.0' found
configure: error: Library requirements (gtk+-2.0 gmodule-2.0 libxml-2.0) not met; consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if your libraries are in a nonstandard prefix so pkg-config can find them.
error: Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.26997 (%build)
Bad exit status from /var/tmp/rpm-tmp.26997 (%build)
Now I have gtk+ 2.0 installed, direct from the Suse distribution. I installed everything and the kitchen sink, but it seems to make little difference.
Now, terpsichoros has been kind enough to build a rpm and make it available on a website. See: http://www.livejournal.com/community/logjam/69297.html
Only it seems that I can't actually get that code. I've tried it on Windoze machines, as well as in Linux with Mozilla and Konqueror.
I hate to be a pain, but does anyone have any clues what I can do about it at this point?
2003-12-12 01:00 pm (UTC)
Maybe you just have the libraries installed, and not the development headers.
Is there a gtk+-2.0-dev package or gtk+-dev-2.0 or something?
Turns out I had to install all the gtk packages as well as gtk+ stuff.
9.0 home edition? I don't see a gtk2-devel package in home edition, although it is in professional edition.
Make sure /opt/gnome/lib/pkgconfig is in the search path used by pkg-config? (SuSE should be doing this by default...) Also make sure gtk+-2.0.pc is in that directory.
2003-12-12 02:49 pm (UTC)
*swallows the obvious, stop using SuSE comment*
Seriously, this means that the -devel package is missing.
Yeah, turns out it needed gtk stuff, not just gtk+ stuff.
Still haven't gotten it compiled, and I would switch to another Linux, but the problem is that I don't see any versions that I *like*.
Red Hat 9 doesn't like my laptop
Fedora still has bugs. (I'll probably switch when they release Core 2)
Mandrake is in financial trouble, and may not survive. (I don't want to be on a dead OS)
Gentoo would work -- if I had more technical knowledge. I may do tech support for Unix and VMS systems, but the install process to Gentoo just scares me...
Do you have any suggestions?
2003-12-12 03:22 pm (UTC)
I'd vote for Fedora. It likes my laptop (IBM T30) quite a bit (ACPI is good), and even though it has bugs, it has far fewer than RHL 9. Besides, everyone has bugs.
Plus, you can always bitch at me, token Red Hat employee when Fedora breaks, and I'll care. A little, but I will care. ;)
I'm currently playing with rawhide, and its got some distance to go before FC2 is stable (2.6 breaks a lot of userspace that expects 2.4).
When I get the cable-modem running next week, I'll download it and give it a try. Who knows, it might do the trick..
Did they at least fix the bug with the installer?
i recently tried out several different distro's and libranet was my all time fave, but then i have been using debian for years, and libranet is like debian except easier to install, with some really nice tools for managing stuff, it is soooo easy to install just about any program you might want you just have to run apt-get
no anoying dependency problems
I actually like SuSE 9.0 Pro.
I just installed it on my laptop and am quite pleased.
Since you're a Red Hat employee I'll placate you by telling you that RH9 is on my (temporarily dead) desktop and I like it too.
2003-12-12 03:40 pm (UTC)
Re: Something unusual, but...
I don't even know what su-ed is. May I buy a clue? Or at least a side-order of context?
2003-12-13 08:03 am (UTC)
Re: Something unusual, but...
Ah! Then yes, I did that.
yast -i libxml-devel
that will work....but maybe there will be more error...but the failure everytime says you which devel packagfes you miss...
i use 9.0 prof....
2003-12-17 10:28 am (UTC)
Here's a working copy for SUSE 9.0
I just built it about 20 minutes ago and verified I can login and see Friends, etc.
Please note that I only discovered LogJam about an hour ago and saw the problems everyone was having with a SUSE 9 build, so I am in no way an expert on how this whole program is supposed to function. You will however find that the RPM installs and runs.
I'll probably update it in the next couple of days to match up with the KDE/GNOME installs of SUSE so it appears correctly in all the menus correctly.
Any problems or questions, drop me a note.
2004-11-05 04:50 am (UTC)
Re: Here's a working copy for SUSE 9.0
Drat, the rpm isn't there now. And this message is from a year ago, too.
I was hoping I could get a copy of your build without having to dig into the source code myself. Being a beginner and all...