Upgrading GTK

Robby Workman xfce at rlworkman.net
Wed Dec 5 21:12:06 CET 2007

Tom Weeds wrote:
> I thinking of upgrading my GTK software so I can use some of the
> current xfce utilities (& upgrades).
> But  I'm a little concerned about breaking other GTK based software by upgrading
> so 'd like to have 2 versions of GTK installed .... not sure about how
> to go about this.
> I suppose the best approach would be to install the new GTK version to
> /usr/local where xfce is
> installed (compiled using installer). Then tell all xfce and utilities
> / plugins to look there for GTK.
> Any detailed instructions on how I might  accomplish this task would
> be much appreciated.

Well, I'm sure some will disagree with me on this, but honestly, you
don't want to do that.  If the GTK version shipped with your OS is
too old for Xfce 4.4.x and friends, you should strongly consider
upgrading to a later version of the OS.


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