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There is a similar question without answer : How do I install a newer version of GTK in Ubuntu without replacing the current one?

I'm running a Fedora 10 - Gnome - Gtk 2.0.

Wireshark needs Gtk+ > 2.4 to be compilated so I choose to install Gtk+2.24.

I do not really understand the influence of the option --disable-modules?

Can you confirm that this will only install the new libraries and my platform will not use them?

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Why don't you want to just update Gtk+ to version 2.24? – jankes Nov 16 '11 at 8:28
@jankes I want the minimum impact on my devel platform. This platform stands as an installation target. – chepseskaf Nov 16 '11 at 8:39
I see. If it's just for one app, then you can try to only build the 2.24 version, without installing (i.e. make without make install) or configure it to be installed in a different $PREFIX (path). You'd then have to point wireshark to the path the custom Gtk+. See ./configure --help for each sources. – jankes Nov 16 '11 at 9:15

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