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Recommended update for gtk2


(Last modified: 05SEP2006)

solutions Recommended update for gtk2 SuSE Linux Maintenance Web (8b1f29ed12ac1dffb548e7c59bc27315)

Applies to

Package: gtk2
Product(s): SUSE CORE 9 for IBM zSeries 64bit
SUSE CORE 9 for AMD64 and Intel EM64T
Novell Linux Desktop 9 for x86_64
Patch: patch-11180
Release: 20060905
Obsoletes: none


Everyone using 32-bit mode GTK2 applications on 64-bit mode systems should install this update.


Statically linked 64-bit mode GTK2 applications, or dynamically linked 64-bit mode GTK2 applications which customize GTK_PATH, could show problems if they dynamically load further libraries.

Problem description

When searching for libraries, both 64-bit applications and 32-bit applications are using the environment variable GTK_PATH. This is set to point to the 64 bit libraries only. Subsequently, a 32-bit mode application would not be able to find its libraries.
This update introduces the additional environment variable GTK_PATH64 for the library search path for 64-bit mode GTK2 applications. GTK_PATH will be used by by 32-bit mode applications only.


Please install the updates provided at the location noted below.

Installation notes

This update is provided as an RPM package that can easily be installed onto a running system by using this command:
rpm -Fvh gtk2.rpm

links to download packages

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