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can't find gtk-config after installing gtk-2.2.4-sol7-sparc-local

Posted on 2004-04-05
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27

I installed gtk-2.2.4-sol7-sparc-local.gz from and expected to find gtk-config in /usr/local/bin.  It isn't there.  What do I need to install to get gtk-config?

Question by:wrfrogman
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From the pkgadd man page....

 -R root_path
           Define the full path name of a directory to use as the
           root_path.  All files, including package system infor-
           mation files, are relocated to a directory tree start-
           ing  in  the specified root_path. The root_path may be
           specified when installing to a client  from  a  server
           (for example, /export/root/client1).

This should do the trick.

pkgadd -R /usr/local -d name_of_pkg_file

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There wasn't a gtk+-devel on sunfreeware, but there was a source code tar.  Close enough.
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I'm having the exact problem this person's having, only I can't find a link to the gtk devel package ANYWHERE.  Does ANYONE have a working, current link to where I might find this?  Going mad here...thanks...

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I finally found my own answer, but it's kind of tricky, as the answer isn't readily apparent from the sunfreeware site.

The link to older gtk+ packages (which contain gtk-config) is here:

(Substitute your favorite sunfreeware mirror for "", which happens to be my choice.)

The one I chose was gtk+1.2.10.sol7.sparc-local.gz, which I then installed on my Solaris 7 box.  Presto, all apps complaining that they couldn't find gtk-config were happy.


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