GTK+ externals are unresolved

Reini Urban
Tue Dec 16 20:20:00 GMT 2008

M.O.D. schrieb:
> John Emmas <johne53 <at>> writes:
>> Perhaps you're missing the file ''
> I included a directory listing in my message, showing that this file is there.
> Perhaps you and John Emmas should read the messages before you reply to them.

The order of libs is wrong for $(pkg-config --libs gtk+-2.0)

-lgtk-x11-2.0 -lgdk-x11-2.0 should be at the end.

$ pkg-config --libs gtk+-2.0
-L/usr/X11R6/lib -lgtk-x11-2.0 -lgdk-x11-2.0 -latk-1.0 -lgdk_pixbuf-2.0 
-lpangoxft-1.0 -lXft -lfreetype -lz -lXrender -lXext -lfontconfig 
-lpangox-1.0 -lX11 -lpango-1.0 -lm -lgobject-2.0 -lgmodule-2.0 
-lglib-2.0 -lintl -liconv


-L/usr/X11R6/lib -latk-1.0 -lgdk_pixbuf-2.0 -lpangoxft-1.0 -lXft 
-lfreetype -lXrender -lXext -lfontconfig -lpangox-1.0 -lpango-1.0 
-lgobject-2.0 -lgmodule-2.0 -lglib-2.0 -lgdk-x11-2.0 -lgtk-x11-2.0 
-lX11 -lz -lintl -liconv

With that linker line it works okay.
But I don't know how pkgconfig should be patched to resolve the required 
pkg's recursively into the other direction.

Windows need the libs in the correct order, i.e. backwards.
Reini Urban

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