Gdk is part of gtk+, the toolkit on top of which Gnome (and Unity for that matter) is built. As such, you should be mindful of the fact that upgrading it can have profound effects on the rest of your system...

There appears to be various PPAs that provide this version for natty (see http://www.ubuntuupdates.org/packages/show/298565), but as always with packages not directly controlled by Canonical, don't expect the level of quality control you find in the main Ubuntu repositories.

The alternative is to go all the way to 11.10 now that you've come that far. However, note that Gnome2 is not included in 11.10 any longer, so you'll have to either get used to Unity (which I honestly don't find that bad... much improved between 11.04 and 11.10 in any case), or to Gnome3.


Ubuntu is an OK distro, that makes your life very easy if you stick to what's in the official repositories. Once you start wanting more recent versions of individual packages though, it tends to get trickier to use than simpler, less user-friendly distros (think Arch).

On 3 December 2011 07:19, . <peace@aleksandrsolzhenitsyn.net> wrote:


On 12/03/2011 12:48 AM, phantomjinx wrote:
> "." <peace@AleksandrSolzhenitsyn.net> wrote:
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> On 12/02/2011 03:34 PM, phantomjinx wrote:
>> "." <peace@AleksandrSolzhenitsyn.net> wrote:
>>
>> I hope you folks have a sense of humor....I just "upgraded" to Ubuntu 10.10 which provides Gtkpod 1.0
>>
>> So, since it doesn't provide and alphabetic order for the iPod Playlists....I figured I'd try and upgrade to at least Gtkpod 2.0 (don't start laughing too hard).
>>
>> Here's the error message I got...
>>
>> configure: error: *** No package 'gdl-1.0' found
>>
>>
>> How do fix this as I have no idea where to get the gdl package.
>>
>> Thank you.
>>
>> On 12/02/2011 11:56 AM, jean-baptiste bertin wrote:
>>> A bit difficult to assist from inside a Snow Leopard terminal... I downloaded the gtkpod-2.1.0 source, and check that's probably failing is the following line from configure.ac <http://configure.ac>:

>>> PKG_CHECK_MODULES(LIBGPOD, libgpod-1.0 >= 0.7.0,, [AC_MSG_FAILURE([*** $LIBG
>>> POD_PKG_ERRORS])])
>>>
>>> I checked the package database online (http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/libgpod-common) and it looks like the version shipping with lucid is 0.7.93, so you should be all right. What troubles me is that if your gtkpod-0.99 is working, it means libgpod is installed... only thing I can think of is you haven't installed the -dev package.
>>>
>>> Try to apt-get install libgpod-dev.
>>>
>>> On 2 December 2011 17:34, . <peace@aleksandrsolzhenitsyn.net <mailto:peace@aleksandrsolzhenitsyn.net>> wrote:
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> On 12/02/2011 11:19 AM, phantomjinx wrote:
>>>> "." <peace@AleksandrSolzhenitsyn.net> <mailto:peace@AleksandrSolzhenitsyn.net> wrote:
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> On 12/02/2011 01:06 AM, jean-baptiste bertin wrote:
>>>>> Don't give up just yet, looks like you're getting somewhere. 10.04 appears to have an "anjuta" package:
>>>>> http://packages.ubuntu.com/lucid/anjuta
>>>>>
>>>>> Try and install it. And anjuta-dev as the next step if this still fails
>>>>
>>>> I just installed "anjuta" and anjuta-dev"
>>>>
>>>> Here's the new error message;
>>>>
>>>> configure: error: *** No package 'libgpod-1.0' found
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> No idea where or how to get libgpod-1.0
>>>>
>>>> Looked for it on the web but there's a lot of confusing stuff.
>>>>
>>>> Thanks, everyone.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 2 December 2011 01:36, . <peace@aleksandrsolzhenitsyn.net <mailto:peace@aleksandrsolzhenitsyn.net>> wrote:
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> On 12/01/2011 03:25 PM, phantomjinx wrote:
>>>>>> "." <peace@AleksandrSolzhenitsyn.net> <mailto:peace@AleksandrSolzhenitsyn.net> wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> On 12/01/2011 01:35 PM, phantomjinx wrote:
>>>>>>> "." <peace@AleksandrSolzhenitsyn.net> <mailto:peace@AleksandrSolzhenitsyn.net> wrote:
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> On 12/01/2011 10:14 AM, phantomjinx wrote:
>>>>>>> > "." <peace@AleksandrSolzhenitsyn.net> <mailto:peace@AleksandrSolzhenitsyn.net> wrote:
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>>> I'm running Ubuntu 10.04 and for the life of me I can't figure out how
>>>>>>>> to install GtkPod 2.1.0!
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> For that matter I can NEVER figure out how to install any linux software
>>>>>>>> using the ./configure.....make....make install stuff.
>>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>> I have GtkPod 0.99.14 installed. Can the newer versions be installed on
>>>>>>>> Ubuntu 10.04?
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > -------------------------
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > All the data continuously generated in your IT infrastructure
>>>>>>> > contains a definitive record of customers, application performance,
>>>>>>> > security threats, fraudulent activity, and more. Splunk takes this
>>>>>>> > data and makes sense of it. IT sense. And common sense.
>>>>>>> > http://p.sf.net/sfu/splunk-novd2d
>>>>>>> > -------------------------
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > Gtkpod-questions mailing list
>>>>>>> > Gtkpod-questions@lists.sourceforge.net <mailto:Gtkpod-questions@lists.sourceforge.net>

>>>>>>> > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/gtkpod-questions
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > 10.04 is gtk 2 while gtkpod 2.1.0 is gtk3. The last gtk2 version is 2.0.1 so you should try that version. The latest ubuntu is gtk3.
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > configure logs and reports unsatisfied dependencies so if still having problems try posting its output to pastebin.
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > Regards
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > Phantomjinx
>>>>>>> > --
>>>>>>> > Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> First I downloaded 2.0.1
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Here are the results of my unsuccessful attempt to install GtkPod 2.0.1
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> http://pastebin.com/peBs7Weg
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>>>> > All the data continuously generated in your IT infrastructure
>>>>>>> > contains a definitive record of customers, application performance,
>>>>>>> > security threats, fraudulent activity, and more. Splunk takes this
>>>>>>> > data and makes sense of it. IT sense. And common sense.
>>>>>>> > http://p.sf.net/sfu/splunk-novd2d
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> >
>>>>>>> > _______________________________________________
>>>>>>> > Gtkpod-questions mailing list
>>>>>>> > Gtkpod-questions@lists.sourceforge.net <mailto:Gtkpod-questions@lists.sourceforge.net>

>>>>>>> > https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/gtkpod-questions
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> By the looks of it you haven't heeded any reported errors.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 1. You tried to clone libgpod and it failed due to an already existing dir. Presumably the existing dir was up to date?
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 2. Configure for libgpod failed due to failed dependency of libplist. So running make is pointless and will give uncertain results.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> 3. Moving onto gtkpod's configure is not going to magically work. Surprisingly it is looking for libgpod and fails to find it. Running make is pointless.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> So....
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Before running make always ensure configure completed successfully, ie. No errors. There may be warnings but not errors. The last things configure does is generate make files. This is a good indicator that things are going correctly.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Getting configure to complete requires installing dev packages and running until success. For example find libplist-dev in the repos, install and rerun.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> You are trying to compile libgpod. To get gtkpod 2 working only requires the release version of libgpod, which should be in ubuntus repos.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> If you do compile and install libgpod then you need to set the PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable. Google should explain how.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Hope that helps.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> Phantomjinx
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> --
>>>>>>> Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Tried to find or get libgpod-1.0 but Ubuntu 10.04 says the latest version is 8.X.X
>>>>>>
>>>>>> See the error message during ./confgure below.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> configure:12012: error: *** No package 'libgpod-1.0' found
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> Thanks for the help. I'm going to quit. This stuff is beyond me. All I really want to do is get the iPod playlists as displayed in GtkPod in alphabetic order.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>>
>>>>>> That may be true but the word 'package' is confusing you.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> There exists a directory for the configuring of libraries under /usr/lib/pkgconfig. When libgpod dev is installed it will locate a file in the dir called libgpod-1.0. The configure script is looking for this file. This file is part of the libgpod 8.x.x ubuntu package, where the 8.x.x is the release version of the code while the 1.0 is the so number of the library.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> So install the ubuntu package of libgpod and go from there.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> PGR
>>>>>> --
>>>>>> Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
>>>>>
>>>>> Well, thanks for the help again. On the new effort at installation GtkPod the current error message is;
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> configure: error: *** No package 'libanjuta-1.0' found
>>>>>
>>>>> I have no idea where to get "libanjuta-1.0"....it's not in Synaptic.
>>>>>
>>>>> Any ideas?
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>>> All the data continuously generated in your IT infrastructure
>>>>> contains a definitive record of customers, application performance,
>>>>> security threats, fraudulent activity, and more. Splunk takes this
>>>>> data and makes sense of it. IT sense. And common sense.
>>>>> http://p.sf.net/sfu/splunk-novd2d
>>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>>> Gtkpod-questions mailing list
>>>>> Gtkpod-questions@lists.sourceforge.net <mailto:Gtkpod-questions@lists.sourceforge.net>

>>>>> https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/gtkpod-questions
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>> Lucid should have some version of libgpod-dev in its repo. It may be less than libgpod 1.0 so you'll have to compile it yourself. Considered upgrading lucid to maverick or natty?
>>>>
>>>> PGR
>>>> --
>>>> Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>> I've considered Maverick & Natty but fear that I'll ruin my entire system and that I'll have to fix a lot of programs that get wrecked during the upgrade. I'm famous for that.
>>>
>>> What's your opinion? I like the LTS of 10.04.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>>> All the data continuously generated in your IT infrastructure
>>>> contains a definitive record of customers, application performance,
>>>> security threats, fraudulent activity, and more. Splunk takes this
>>>> data and makes sense of it. IT sense. And common sense.
>>>> http://p.sf.net/sfu/splunk-novd2d
>>>>
>>>>
>>>> _______________________________________________
>>>> Gtkpod-questions mailing list
>>>> Gtkpod-questions@lists.sourceforge.net <mailto:Gtkpod-questions@lists.sourceforge.net>

>>>> https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/gtkpod-questions
>>>
>>> ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
>>> All the data continuously generated in your IT infrastructure
>>> contains a definitive record of customers, application performance,
>>> security threats, fraudulent activity, and more. Splunk takes this
>>> data and makes sense of it. IT sense. And common sense.
>>> http://p.sf.net/sfu/splunk-novd2d
>>> _______________________________________________
>>> Gtkpod-questions mailing list
>>> Gtkpod-questions@lists.sourceforge.net <mailto:Gtkpod-questions@lists.sourceforge.net>

>>> https://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/gtkpod-questions
>>>
>>>
>>
>> I do have a sense of humor and it can be a trial to get all the dependencies installed. Glad you are persevering.
>>
>> If you look at the INSTALL file in the current head version of the codebase, rather than the 2.1.0 release version of it, I listed the des for both ubuntu and fedora.
>>
>> If you cannot find the file then you can browse the code tree on sourceforge. Failing that, everytime you see a failed dependency message do 'apt cache search name' where name is for example 'gdl'. What should be shown in this example is the library 'libgdl-dev'. For building you mostly need the dev packages.
>>
>> Alternatively, I think 10.10 is maverick. I did a ppl package of the 2.0.1 beta on launchpad. Try searching for it under my user 'phantomjinx'.
>>
>> Hope this helps.
>>
>> Phantomjinx
>>
>>
>> --
>> Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.
>
> This is completely nuts! I just upgraded to 11.04 which comes with GtkPod 1.0!
>
> So....I'm trying to install GtkPod-2.1.0 and get the following error message after I enter the command ./configure;
>
> configure: error: *** Requested 'gdk-3.0 >= 3.0.11' but version of GDK is 3.0.8
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> Where do I get the Gdk stuff?
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> I am happy to help but please read previous replies and start trying to consider things logically yourself.
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> Gdk is a library and you currently have 3.0.8 installed. Version 3.0.11 is required. This should be available as an update.
>
> Regards
>
> PGR
> --
> Sent from my Android phone with K-9 Mail. Please excuse my brevity.


There have just too many hassles in getting GtkPod to work.  Even when I was using Ubuntu 10.04 it never worked properly in my situation.  I'm a computer user and not a programmer.

But, at least now I have Ubuntu 11.04 installed.  Once Unity (what a joke that is) was disabled 11.04 isn't different in function than 10.4.

Until then....

Peace









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