[ardour-users] NooB with glib-config and glib version errors

Jan Depner eviltwin69 at cableone.net
Sat May 22 11:42:09 PDT 2004

The web page you reference below is mine - I originally started by using
RH 7.3 and loading everything by hand but recently the hassle of keeping
gcc 2.96 and Ardour happy was too much.  I hit a compiler problem that
wasn't easily solved.  I've switched to Fedora Core 1 using CCRMA for
everything except JACK, Ardour, and JAMin.  You can use their version of
JAMin too but I'm one of the authors so I have to work from scratch on
that ;-)  You still have to build Ardour by hand and there are a couple
of prerequisites that you might have to build from scratch but Planet
CCRMA really makes your life easier.  It took me a day to reload and
setup but it was worth every second.  Fernando has done a great job with
the Planet.  I'm sure Gentoo is fine too - I just haven't used it ;-)


On Sat, 2004-05-22 at 12:50, Anthony DiSante wrote:
> Keith wrote:
> > For weeks now, I've been trying to get ardour to build, going through 
> > http://myweb.cableone.net/eviltwin69/ALSA_JACK_ARDOUR.html
> > I installed glib-2.4.1, and the latest alsa and pango.  
> > I've read and googled till my head hurts, but I can't get past this glib-config error.
> > I read that glib-config is superceded by pkg-config which I do have installed.
> > But it still errors glib-config and telling me my glib is not >=1.0.0, yet my TWO
> > installations are 2.2.3 and 2.4.1 !!!!
> I used Slackware for a couple years (and Mandrake and RedHat before that), 
> and never saw the end of problems with glib/gtk.  Every time I had to 
> install/upgrade them, across multiple different installs of multiple 
> distros, there were problems that took days/weeks to solve, if they got 
> solved at all.
> I recently switched to Gentoo Linux, and it's like heaven, because it has an 
> amazing package management system called Portage that resolves dependencies 
> automatically.  You just say "emerge ardour" and it downloads and installs 
> the package, along with any dependencies it has that you're missing.
> A friend of mine runs the CCRMA version of Fedora (RedHat), which uses 
> Debian's APT package management system, which does the same thing, and he's 
> been really happy with that for audio.
> Installing anything is easier with Gentoo, but in particular, glib/gtk 
> problems were one of the main reasons I switched.  I know that "change your 
> distro" isn't a small suggestion, but I think it's well worth the trouble 
> once it's done.  I'll never have to deal with the nightmare of manual 
> glib/gtk configuration again.  And of course, you can still install things 
> manually if you want to on Gentoo; it's just that you have a better option 
> if you want it.
> Linux has come a long way in the past couple years, but manually 
> building/installing packages and resolving dependency issues has been 
> something of a sore thumb, which the average Windows user would never be 
> willing/able to deal with, and the average Linux user has had to struggle 
> with.  Intelligent package management systems, like Portage and APT, bring 
> this aspect of Linux into the 21st century.  I'm not knocking anyone who 
> likes to manually build their stuff, but the fact is there are lots of 
> people who would like to NOT manually build their stuff.  With Gentoo/Fedora 
> (among others) you have both options.
> -Anthony
> http://nodivisions.com/
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