I'm running into this error message while trying to install from a tarball

configure: error: Package requirements (gtk+-2.0 >= 2.16.0) were not met:

No package 'gtk+-2.0' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Following command gives me the location of GTK

$ whereis gtk-2.0

gtk-2: /etc/gtk-2.0 /usr/lib64/gtk-2.0

My question is how to adjust PKG_CONFIG_PATH, many of the online tutorials did not make much sense to me. I'm running centos 6.4


$> env PKG_CONFIG_PATH=... ./configure

fill ... with whatever you need / want.

but ... the error message No package gtk+-2.0 found indicates that you are missing the c++-bindings for gtk2. whereis gtk-2.0 only shows you that you have gtk2 installed.

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    Thanks for your help akira, another thing is what package do i need to have c++ bindings, and i'm assuming the path ...../configure would be /usr/lib64/gtk-2.0 ?? – mygnu May 27 '13 at 7:51
  • MyGNU, did you find what library is needed for c++ bindings? – a coder Sep 8 '14 at 19:50

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