[Slackbuilds-users] Problems with g-wrap-1.9.6

Rich Shepard rshepard at appl-ecosys.com
Mon Feb 26 01:48:01 UTC 2007

On Sun, 25 Feb 2007, Robby Workman wrote:

> You have apparently installed it to /usr/local at some point in the
> past.  Until/unless you remove those remnants in /usr/local, you will
> continue to see problems like this.

   That was left over from glib-1. I cleaned it out. It's all in /usr now --
the old /usr/local/include/glib is gone.

> This is why it's not recommended to upgrade software which is included in
> the official package set (unless of course you install it to prefix=/usr
> and package it for easier management later) [1]

   Had I realized it did not need to be installed I would not have put it in.

> That shouldn't be necessary.  Check the glib* files in usr/lib/pkgconfig/
> /and see what they say.  If there are identically named files in
> /usr/local/lib/pkgconfig, then again, those need to go away before you
> have much hope of this working.


> Honestly, you should probably install a new 11.0 system in a chroot
> and try building everything from scratch on there - that way, you know
> that any problems encountered are not due to incompatibilities from
> old (failed,partial) installations.

   Er, no. This is my main server/workstation. I'm not going to trash my MTA,
development structure and everything else for an unnecessary script. I can
grab g-wrap (if ever needed again) from Freerock Gnome, Dropline Gnome, or

   It just struck me as odd that it wouldn't work here.

   Regardless, the _only_ application that needs g-wrap is gnucash, and
they're dropping it in the 2.1 and up releases. Until then, we're SOL.


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