Problems compiling and building xfce-3.8.18 on Mandrake 9.1

Anders Lind sunshinecoast at
Mon Jun 30 13:00:37 CEST 2003

On Mon, 30 Jun 2003 10:54:40 +0000
"Spyros Tsiolis" <spytsi at> wrote:

> Hello list,
> Here we go again.
> I 've just upgraded to Mandrake 9.1. Looks ok. Not very happy with it.
> Especially with xfce. I am trying to compile it from a .tar.gz ball and it 
> comes
> up with the following message :
> --------
> checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.6... yes
> checking for gtk-config... no
> checking for GTK - version >= 1.2.6... no
> *** The gtk-config script installed by GTK could not be found
> *** If GTK was installed in PREFIX, make sure PREFIX/bin is in
> *** your path, or set the GTK_CONFIG environment variable to the
> *** full path to gtk-config.
> configure: error: Cannot find GTK: Is gtk-config in path?
> ---------
> I run Mandrake Package manager and everything gtk related is already 
> installed.
> Here is the output from "rpm -qa | grep gtk" :

I remember seeing something similiar on the Mandrake mailinglist but not concerning XFCE though, but in that case I seem to recall that pygtk needed to be installed for some reason as well, don't ask me why.....this is only taken from my memory though, but I think this was the case. Otherwise you can always download the RPM and install that...personally I prefer not to do something like that


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