Thread: GTK+ and PKG_CONFIG_PATH problems!

  1. #1
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    Question GTK+ and PKG_CONFIG_PATH problems!

    Hello fellas,

    I have gtk+3.0 installed but I'm having a hard time compiling a simple program that merely shows a window. When I type at terminal:

    gcc `pkg-config --cflags --libs gtk+-3.0.0` gtk.c -o gtk

    I get the error:

    Package gtk+-3.0.0 was not found in the pkg-config search path.
    Perhaps you should add the directory containing `gtk+-3.0.0.pc'
    to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable
    No package 'gtk+-3.0.0' found
    gtk.c:1:20: fatal error: gtk/gtk.h: No such file or directory
    compilation terminated.

    I'm pretty much a newbie on linux, so I tried to set the PKG_CONFIG this way (dunno if maybe I'm missing something to set it correctly):

    export PKG_CONFIG_PATH=/Downloads/gtk+-3.0.0

    Any help I would appreciate guys...

  2. #2
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    May 2009
    Did you install the GTK+ package using a package manager?
    If yes, I suggest looking for a package call the same name with dev added to it.
    This is a guess from a Windows user; so, might be wrong.

    Been at least two years since I used Linux and installed GTK+ development files.

    Tim S.

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