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Re: compiling gtk 3.20 on debian jessie


my strong suggestion for you is to use jhbuild. Follow the instructions here:


on how to set up a jhbuild environment that does not break your
installed system.


On 18 April 2016 at 14:30,  <dagecko@xxxxxxx> wrote:
> Good afternoon,
> I am facing an issue while wanting to compile Gtk 3.20 on my debian jessie machine.
> I followed the instructions delivered on your website that can be found here: https://developer.gnome.org/gtk3/stable/gtk-building.html
> Everything seems to work fine until I am building Gtk itself where I am facing a strange error about glib-codegen that cannot find the codegen module.
> So I tried to check the options in glib configure but could not find anything relevant (I did the same for the Gtk configure script). I tried some approaches that I could have found when searching on the internet (changing python to version 2), but that did not help.
> Do you have any clue on how I could achieve to complete the full building of Gtk ?
> For information, I need Gtk 3.18 at least in order to have the OpenGL support. I am indeed migrating my UI editor that was made using Gtk 2.x and Gtkglext.
> But since Glade on debian jessie does not support Gtk 2.x anymore, I have to deal with Gtk 3.18 or superior (in order to have the new GlArea). Unfortunately, on debian jessie only Gtk 3.14 is provided, so this widget is not available.
> Also, I am not interested in moving to debian testing in order to keep a stable environment for development. I also would like to avoid compiling an old version of Glade since this implies to remain on Gtk 2.x which would be pity to my opinion.
> There is an unofficial port of Gtkglext for Gtk 3.x but this is unofficial, and I am concretely using Gtkmm, and AFAIK there is no port of Gtkglextmm for Gtkmm 3.x. And even if such an unofficial port exists, this is a solution I'd like to avoid (the UI is ported on different OSes).
> I could also move to Qt but I would like to avoid this solution as much as possible.
> So my last solution was to build Gtk 3.18 (or 3.20 in my case) under my machine.
> If that might be helpful, please note that I still have normal Gtk packages installed (obviously), and I use /usr/local as the installation directory for the new version.
> Thanks a lot in advance.
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