upgrading glib2 and gtk2

David Jensen djensenlin at windstream.net
Wed Apr 29 08:43:59 PDT 2009

On Wed, 29 Apr 2009 12:58:42 +0100
lux-integ <lux-integ at btconnect.com> wrote:

> Greetings,
> I currently have gtk-2.14.3 installed in /opt/gtk2.  I want to
> upgrade to gtk-2.16.1  (  for newer version of firefox,  geda etc)  I
> also have glib-2.18.3
> a)Regarding glib2  can I just install 2.20.1 over the old version of 
> glib2.18.3 or is 'uninstallation'   and post-install  symnlinks
> required?
> b) regarding gtk-2.16.1;    is  it backward compatible to
> version-2.14.3 allowing  a symlink  to the newer version?  Or  must I
> keep  the old 2.14.3 hanging around  as quite a few things   depend
> on it?
> suggestions welcomed.

I'm thinking just install them, latest glib, cairo, pango, atk, and gtk.

but I'm fearless s/fear/clue/

proceed at your own risk
David Jensen

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