[gtkada] Re: cannot create .ali file

Lloyd Dizon techmetal at bluewin.ch
Sun Nov 12 02:25:02 CET 2000

Thanks Vlad for your help. The INSTALL file provided with GtkAda didn't
mention that that the gtkdev package has to be installed and
consequently glibdev. I've only installed gtk+ and glib before
installing GtkAda, then tried building a program. I use SuSE Linux so I
didn't have trouble looking for the gtkdev rpm since they comme with the
SuSE softwarepackage :)


----- Original Message -----
 From: Vladimir Vukicevic <vladimir at river>
 To: <gtkada at gtkada.eu.org>
 Cc: <techmetal at bluewin.ch>
 Sent: Saturday, November 11, 2000 3:11 PM
 Subject: Re: [gtkada] Re: cannot create .ali file
 > On Sat, Nov 11, 2000 at 09:16:56AM +0100, Lloyd Dizon wrote:
 > > I was able to compile my program but I get errors during linking:
 > >
 > > ~/src/ada/test > gnatmake scribble.adb `gtkada-config`
 > > gnatbind -x scribble.ali
 > > gnatlink -lgtkada -L/usr/lib -L/usr/X11R6/lib -lgtk -lgdk -rdynamic
 > > -lgmodule -lglib -ldl -lXi -lXext -lX11 -lm scribble.ali
 > > ld: cannot find -lgtk
 > > gnatmake: *** link failed.
 > >
 > > I'm not sure what -lgtk means. I thought that it specifies where
 > > gtklibraries are so I tried adding the path to the gtk files in the
 > > "ld.so.conf" file(/usr/lib/ada/adainclude).
 > > Please help
 > -lgtk tells the linker to link in libgtk into your program. Do you
 > have GTK installed? (Note, not GTKAda -- GTKAda is just a set of
 > Ada 'wrappers' around the underlying libgtk functions.) libgtk
 > lives in /usr/lib (you can check by doing 'ls /usr/lib/libgtk.*'),
 > it can also be installed elsewhere.
 > If you are on a Linux system that's RedHat based, you should install
 > the gtk+-devel package. If you are on a system that is based on
 > then you need to install the libgtk-dev package (which you can do by
 > typing 'apt-get install libgtk-dev'). Otherwise, let me know what
 > you are on and I can give you more detailed instructions.
 > (If you are on Solaris or on any Linux distribution, you can also
 > Helix GNOME [note: I work for Helix :-)] -- the graphical installer
 > you select what packages you want to install, including the
 > packages, which include the GTK development. However, if all you want
 > just GTK and are not running the GNOME desktop already, this may be
 > More info at http://www.helixcode.com/desktop/ ).
 > - Vlad

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