How do I install glib?

  • I want to build the Empathy in Ubuntu 11.04. When I follow the build process,


    The shell said to me that

    libtoolize: copying file `m4/lt~obsolete.m4'
    checking for autoconf >= 2.53...
    testing autoconf2.50... not found.
    testing autoconf... found 2.67
    checking for automake >= 1.9...
    testing automake-1.11... found 1.11.1
    checking for libtool >= 1.5...
    testing libtoolize... found 2.2.6b
    checking for glib-gettext >= 2.2.0...
    testing glib-gettextize... not found.
    ***Error***: You must have glib-gettext >= 2.2.0 installed
    to build Empathy.  Download the appropriate package for
    from your distribution or get the source tarball at

    But when I cannot find the way to install glib. What should I do to install that in ubuntu 11?

    Why do you ask for `gnome-common` that is not even mentioned in that output?

    @enzotib I revised the title to match what is really being asked.

  • You need libglib2.0-dev for glib-gettext. You can install it with

    sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev
  • you also need to install libgtk2.0-dev in order to install glib completely (glib is a part of : libgtk2.0-dev)

    sudo apt-get install libgtk2.0-dev

    see this link for more explaination: installing gtk and glib

    This one solved my problem. I installed `libglib2.0-dev` before but was encountering problems installing `gobject-introspection`. Tried to install glib manually but didn't help.

  • I recommend you search for available ppa's if you want to just checkout the newer empathy than you have. I think this ppa is the best bet Or just do this

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:telepathy/ppa

    Or if you need to build it.

    sudo apt-get build-dep empathy

    which will install all the dependencies required to build empathy from source.

    Need to say that `build-dep` will install al required dependencies for building the repo version of empathy. The newer version could require other packages too, or newer versions of some package.

    @sagarchalise when I use the second command to build, shell said .Reading package lists... Done Building dependency tree Reading state information... Done E: Build-Depends dependency for empathy cannot be satisfied because no available versions of package libnotify-dev can satisfy version requirements

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