Introduction to GLib

The glib package contains a low-level core library. This is useful for providing data structure handling for C, portability wrappers and interfaces for such runtime functionality as an event loop, threads, dynamic loading, and an object system.

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Installation of GLib

Install glib by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../glib-1.2.10-gcc34-1.patch &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
chmod -v 755 /usr/lib/


Installed Programs: glib-config
Installed Libraries: libglib.{so,a}, libgmodule.{so,a} and libgthread.{so,a}
Installed Directories: /usr/include/glib-1.2 and /usr/lib/glib

Short Descriptions


is a tool that is used by configure scripts to determine the compiler and linker flags that should be used to compile and link programs that use GLib.


libraries contain a low-level core library for the GIMP Toolkit.

Last updated on 2007-04-04 14:42:53 -0500