Re: gtk upgrade woes!

James (
Mon, 17 May 1999 23:16:03 +0100 (BST)

On Tue, 18 May 1999, Michael Katz wrote:

# : ) ... Im trying to upgrade my version of gtk from 1.06 to 1.2.1 .  I have
# the rpm and when I try and upgrade (Uvh) I get a list of dependencys... do I
# nead to upgrade all of these?

err yeah... that's why they're called dependencies. GTK depends on them...
(sorry, to me that sounds a bit obvious)
you may get stuck in an upgrade chain where package xyz1.2.3 depends on
package def1.0.89 which depends on package foolib3 and so on until you've
upgraded most of your system.

# Should I force the install?  Will the those other programs not function
# properly with the newer gtk?

it'll probably break if you force the install. And stuff previously compiled
with 1.0.6 may not work with 1.2.1. Then again it might.
# What do I have to do to upgrade gtk... what files are necesary besides gtk
# and glib?  are there rpm's available?

i don't like rpms, it's much more fun to compile your own stuff. For GTK
you need 


Go on, be a man, compile your own code :) (i know rpm lets you uninstall 
stuff easily, but i don't plan on removing GTK, i will upgrade it, but i just 
install the new one over the old one - probably not the right way to do it, 
but it lets you keep the old libs on your system, and everything still works)

The program isn't debugged until the last user is dead.