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#1 2007-03-26 08:40:21

cm03d
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Registered: 2007-03-26
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Error, package config tool... not found

Hey guys. I'm trying to upgrade from Xfce 4.3 to 4.4 using the graphical install. I followed the directions listed on the website and when I try ./xfce4-4.4.0-installer.run it goes through the first few checks and tells me that the package config tool can't be found. It tells me to check a log file but I can't seem to find it. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks.

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#2 2007-03-26 10:54:35

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Re: Error, package config tool... not found

IIRC the log file is dropped in the same directory as the installer, but you probably need the  pkgconfig package from your distro.

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#3 2007-05-11 14:38:33

toneill
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Re: Error, package config tool... not found

hi there

Im having the same trouble to. I had xfce 4.1 and decided to upgrade to 4.4.1 via the graphic installer. I ran the executable and got a error about not having the pkgconfig tool. I looked at the installation help file and it said I had to send a path to the PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable using the following command:

PKG_CONFIG_PATH="/opt/gtk2/lib/pkgconfig:$PKG_CONFIG_PATH"
export PKG_CONFIG_PATH

I did a “find / - name pkgconfig” while my distro cdrom was mounted and I only got two paths returned /usr/lib/pkgconfig and /usr/share/pkgconfig directories I tried setting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH to the above directories however I still received the same error message. Do I have to install GTK2? I thought I had it im sure I seen a directory called GTK-2.0 some where. is this the same thing. Im confused. Sorry i cant be of any help but im as stumped as you i dont know what else to do :?

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#4 2007-05-11 14:41:03

toneill
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Re: Error, package config tool... not found

oh by the way i forgot to add that im running xubuntu if that makes any diffrence

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#5 2007-05-11 15:08:00

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Re: Error, package config tool... not found

You need to install a 'program' called pkg-config.  On xubuntu, I guess the command would be something like

apt-get install pkg-config

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#6 2007-05-15 11:15:33

toneill
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Re: Error, package config tool... not found

thanks weibullguy i'll give it a go. sorry about the delay in replying

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#7 2007-05-15 12:48:48

mikeym
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Re: Error, package config tool... not found

There's a thread on the ubuntu forums http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php? … t=xfce+4.4 about installing xfce It's for an older version of the graphical install but it seemed to work for me with the latest installer from http://www.xfce.org/download/.

There is one issue I discovered with using checkinstall to install Thunar there is a weird problem with trying to install the file /usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/icon-theme.cache. So once you've installed checkinstall you can exclude this file from the package that is made by editing /etc/checkinstallrc and editing the EXCLUDE statement.

/etc/checkinstallrc

EXCLUDE="/usr/local/share/icons/hicolor/icon-theme.cache"

Using the latest version of xfce seemed to work on it's own with the trash panel problem (it loaded with a error symbol when the system started).

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