[Slackbuilds-users] Upgrading glib2 on 14.1

Robby Workman rworkman at slackbuilds.org
Mon Aug 14 01:43:59 UTC 2017

On Sun, 13 Aug 2017 14:58:00 -0700 (PDT)
Rich Shepard <rshepard at appl-ecosys.com> wrote:

>    Gnucash has been upgraded to 2.6.17. Trying to build that on this
> 14.1 host I'm told that I need gtk+3 > the installed 3.8.2. When I
> try to build gtk+-3.18.9 it wants me to upgrade a half-dozen
> libraries. One of which is glib-2.0 >=2.45.8 and I installed is
> 2.36.4.
>    I find glib2 in SBo (other than Ruby-glib2), but glib2-2.46.2 is
> in the 14.2 library patches at osuosl.org. I've upgraded other
> packages here with versions from 14.2I and assume that I can build
> this from source here and upgrade the current glib2. Am I assume
> correct in this assumption?
>    Measure twice; cut once. I want to be sure I won't break anything.

Too late. Upgrade to 14.2 completely or stay with 14.1 and live with
the fact that some software is too new to build on it. Whatever you
do, DO NOT upgrade 14.2 packages onto a 14.1 system. 

Rich, you've been a Slackware user for long enough that you should
intuitively know that by now. 

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