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Problem installing Banshee 1.0 from source

Postby kwisher » Mon Jul 07, 2008 6:27 pm

When I try to install Banshee 1.0 from source I get the following error:

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No package 'gdk-x11-2.0' found

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

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables GDK_X11_CFLAGS
and GDK_X11_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

I've seen this same error when trying to install Lives video editing package also. Why isn't the latest versions of these two packages available in the repositories? Can I add the repositories where they are located and how do I find out which repositories to add?

The instructions suggested Windows XP or better, so I installed Linux :)

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Re: Problem installing Banshee 1.0 from source

Postby CavalierBob » Mon Jul 07, 2008 8:25 pm

The Banshee team offers pre-built deb's of Banshee 1.0. Just add the following line to your sources.list, refresh Synaptic, and you should be able to install Banshee 1.0. It will be listed as banshee-1 in the list.

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deb hardy main

More info can be found at this page (the Banshee Team's PPA):

As to why the latest & greatest of any given package is not available in the Mint repositories, I believe that has to do with Mint (Ubuntu) being based on snapshots of Debian unstable. That snapshot freezes all (18,000+) packages unless and until any are updated due to security and/or stability reasons, or until a decision is made to backport them. 'Tis just the nature of not being a "rolling release" type distro (Arch, Foresight, etc.).

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