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Logjam on Suse 9.0 [Dec. 12th, 2003|03:33 pm]
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[krikket]
[Current Mood |*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?
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From: krikket
2003-12-12 02:59 pm (UTC)
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?
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[User Picture]From: spot
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).
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From: krikket
2003-12-12 03:41 pm (UTC)
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?
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[User Picture]From: moonfroggy
2003-12-12 05:24 pm (UTC)
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
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