Problems during ethereal installation

Posted on 2005-03-08
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Last Modified: 2013-12-16

i am trying to install ethereal on my RedHat9 machine.
I already installed atk. glib, gtk+ and pango, which is necessary for ethereal.
I think i saw an error message when installing gtk+, it was something like ".bashrc - No access"
Alright, during ethereal installtion, i get tons of error messages, here is the part of the config.log, where some errors appear:

configure:9435: checking for GTK+ - version >= 2.0.0
configure:9580: result: no
configure:9613: gcc -o conftest -D_U_="__attribute__((unused))" -Wall -W  -g -O2 -I/usr/local/include   -I/usr/local/include  -L/usr/local/lib conftest.c   >&5
In file included from /usr/local/include/glib/galloca.h:30,
                 from /usr/local/include/glib.h:30,
                 from /usr/local/include/gdk/gdktypes.h:32,
                 from /usr/local/include/gdk/gdkcolor.h:4,
                 from /usr/local/include/gdk/gdk.h:30,
                 from /usr/local/include/gtk/gtk.h:31,
                 from conftest.c:25:
/usr/local/include/glib/gtypes.h:30:24: glibconfig.h: No such file or directory
In file included from /usr/local/include/glib/galloca.h:30,
                 from /usr/local/include/glib.h:30,
                 from /usr/local/include/gdk/gdktypes.h:32,
                 from /usr/local/include/gdk/gdkcolor.h:4,
                 from /usr/local/include/gdk/gdk.h:30,
                 from /usr/local/include/gtk/gtk.h:31,
                 from conftest.c:25:
/usr/local/include/glib/gtypes.h:41: syntax error before "typedef"
/usr/local/include/glib/gtypes.h:385:2: #error unknown ENDIAN type
In file included from /usr/local/include/glib.h:31,
                 from /usr/local/include/gdk/gdktypes.h:32,
                 from /usr/local/include/gdk/gdkcolor.h:4,
                 from /usr/local/include/gdk/gdk.h:30,
                 from /usr/local/include/gtk/gtk.h:31,
                 from conftest.c:25:
/usr/local/include/glib/garray.h:32: parse error before "G_BEGIN_DECLS"
/usr/local/include/glib/garray.h:34: syntax error before "typedef"
/usr/local/include/glib/garray.h:46: parse error before "guint8"
/usr/local/include/glib/garray.h:48: parse error before '}' token
/usr/local/include/glib/garray.h:140: parse error before '*' token
/usr/local/include/glib/garray.h:143: parse error before '*' token
/usr/local/include/glib/garray.h:146: parse error before '*' token
In file included from /usr/local/include/glib/gerror.h:24,
                 from /usr/local/include/glib/gthread.h:30,
                 from /usr/local/include/glib/gasyncqueue.h:30,
                 from /usr/local/include/glib.h:32,
                 from /usr/local/include/gdk/gdktypes.h:32,
                 from /usr/local/include/gdk/gdkcolor.h:4,
                 from /usr/local/include/gdk/gdk.h:30,
                 from /usr/local/include/gtk/gtk.h:31,
                 from conftest.c:25:
/usr/local/include/glib/gquark.h:32: parse error before "G_BEGIN_DECLS"
/usr/local/include/glib/gquark.h:34: syntax error before "typedef"
/usr/local/include/glib/gquark.h:38: parse error before "g_quark_try_string"
/usr/local/include/glib/gquark.h:39: parse error before "g_quark_from_static_string"
/usr/local/include/glib/gquark.h:40: parse error before "g_quark_from_string"
/usr/local/include/glib/gquark.h:41: syntax error before "gchar"
/usr/local/include/glib/gquark.h:41: parse error before "quark"

And alot more of the parse and syntax errors.
Might there be a problem with PKG_CONFIG_PATH or something?

Please, if possible give a step by step instruction, that would be the easiest way for me.

Thanks alot!
Question by:ragnar86
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Looking at the rpms for Redhat 9.0:


you see that the gtk+ rpm is:


i.e version 1.2.10 (Hence is saying no....but it should eb able to cope with this)

There is also the issue that in order to compile from source code, you need the associated devel rpms as well so I am guessing that you need:

gtk+-devel-1.2.10-25.i386.rpm   (Can be downloaded from the above site)

rpm -q gtk+-devel

will tell you if it is already installed. You may also need the glib rpm files. Obviously check what you already have first.

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atk and pango also have associated devel rpms that you should probably install.


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