install dependencies

Subject: install dependencies
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Date: Mon Mar 05 2001 - 13:15:32 CST

I have been trying to install v.0.7.13 on a Caldera 2.4 system. RPM failed compalining that Abiword needed:
gtk+ 1.2.7
glib 1.2.7
I got both, installed glib but when making gtk+ it quit with:

checking for glib-config... /usr/local/bin/glib-config
checking for GLIB - version >= 1.2.7...
*** 'glib-config --version' returned 1.2.7, but GLIB (1.2.6)
*** was found! If glib-config was correct, then it is best
*** to remove the old version of GLIB. You may also be able to fix the error
*** by modifying your LD_LIBRARY_PATH enviroment variable, or by editing
*** /etc/ Make sure you have run ldconfig if that is
*** required on your system.
*** If glib-config was wrong, set the environment variable GLIB_CONFIG
*** to point to the correct copy of glib-config, and remove the file config.cache
*** before re-running configure
configure: error:
*** GLIB 1.2.7 or better is required. The latest version of GLIB
*** is always available from

I have checked the archives and did not find any problem exactly like this. As usual, the 'answer' leaves me with more questions than when I started:
1. Why didn't I just install with --nodeps (good question, now I think of it...)
2. How do I remove 'the old version of GLIB"?
3. How would I modify the 'LD_LIBRARY_PATH'?
3. Would it really be enough to edit /etc/ In which case what would I enter as a change? There is no text there now which suggests itself as likely.
4. ldconfig? ok, if this is required when should I run it? After reconfiguring /etc/
5. Could I just go ahead with --nodeps anyway and ignore the whole mess?
6. If I install gtk+ 1.2.7 am I going to be in a similar mess?
7. Should I be using v1.2.9 for both?
8. Would it be easier to remove v.1.2.7 and just go with the nodeps install? How would I de-install v.1.2.7?
9. How would I test for the presence of or versions of libraries? This is one I would really like to have the answer to.

too many questions. I'm going to go lie down for awhile ... or maybe a big shot of something strong...

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