[Mono-dev] (macosX) problem concerning gtk-sharp while compiling gnome-sharp

Andreas Färber andreas.faerber at web.de
Tue Aug 14 09:51:52 EDT 2007

Am 14.08.2007 um 15:06 schrieb Rafael Teixeira:

> pkgconfig is normally installed with every major distro, probably you
> need to install the gtk-sharp devel packages, that install the
> corresponding .pc files for pkgconfig to use.

Mac OS X does not ship pkg-config and it does not have devel packages  
either. ;-)

The Mono.framework includes a local copy of pkg-config, or  
alternatively it can be installed from source (needs to be in PATH or  
specified as PKG_CONFIG).

As indicated, try adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH variable to point to  
the directory containing the .pc file (might be the standard /usr/ 
local/lib/pkgconfig if you didn't change the prefix) - that should  
find the gtk-sharp-2.0.pc file. But you likely also need some GNOME  
files for gnome-sharp, so if you don't intend to run gnome-sharp apps  
on OS X it might be easier to copy the assembly over from a Linux box.
Or are you trying to install MonoDevelop? That makes certain  
assumptions on the location of the assemblies later on, I needed to  
install everything into the same prefix as Mono for it to compile.


> On 8/13/07, lolveley <olivier57b at yahoo.fr> wrote:
>>  Hello,
>>  I would like to compile gnome-sharp 2.16.0, and one of its  
>> dependency is
>> gtk-sharp.
>>  So I have installed gtk-sharp 2.10.0, but when I type "./ 
>> configure" in the
>> gnome-sharp folder, the computer says me:
>>  checking for GTKSHARP... configure: error: Package requirements
>> (gtk-sharp-2.0 >= 2.10.0) were not met:
>>  No package 'gtk-sharp-2.0' found
>>  Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
>>  installed software in a non-standard prefix.
>>  Alternatively, you may set the environment variables GTKSHARP_CFLAGS
>>  and GTKSHARP_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
>>  See the pkg-config man page for more details.
>>  I don't know how to solve this problem, I have no knowledge  
>> concerning
>> pkg-config, I don't know if it's installed.
>>  lolveley.

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