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cannot run glib test

  • I am new to Linux, so I may be overlooking something. I try to run the ./configure command and I get this:

    checking for GLIB - version >= 2.5.6... no
    *** Could not run GLIB test program, checking why...
    *** The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
    *** exact error that occured. This usually means GLIB is incorrectly installed.
    configure: error:
    *** GLIB 2.5.6 or better is required. The latest version of
    *** GLIB is always available from ftp://ftp.gtk.org/

    I have read a similar post to this where the response was that the dev files were not installed. Here is a list of what I currently have installed related to GLIB...

    Ubuntu v8.10

    libpoppler-glib3   v0.8.7-1ubuntu0.1
    libglibmm-2.4-1c2a   v2.18.1-1
    libndesk-dbus-glib1.0-cil   v0.4.1-1
    libavahi-glib1   v0.6.23-2ubuntu2.1
    libnm-glib0   v0.7~~svn20081018
    libdbus-glib-1-2   v0.76-1
    libgnomecups1.0-1   v0.2.3-2build1
    libglib1.2ldbl   v1.2.10-19build1
    libglib2.0-cil   2.12.1-1ubuntu2
    libglib-perl   v1:11.183-1
    libglib2.0-0   v2.18.2-0ubuntu2
    libglib2.0-data   v2.18.2-0ubuntu2
    libglib2.0-dev   v2.18.2-0ubuntu2
    linux-libc-dev   v2.6.27-11.27
    python-gobject   v2.15.3-0ubuntu5
    libnss-mdns   v0.10-3ubuntu2
    libggz2   v0.0.14.1-1build1
    libdbus-1-3   v1.2.4-0ubuntu1
    dbus   v1.2.4-0ubuntu1
    libsoup2.4-1   v2.24.1-0ubuntu1

    As a newbie, I obviously have no clue what those mean, but I would think that the libglib2.0-dev package would satisfy the GLIB2.5.6 requirement. If someone could please look at this and let me know what I am missing and, if possible, how to install/upgrade it?

    I am trying to migrate from Win98 to Ubuntu and I am trying to install Screem as a replacement for two programs that I have been using to design my website - HTML-kit and Notepad++.

    Thanks in advance for your help!

    Derek Tombrello