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Recommended update for gtk2

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(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

Indications

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

Contraindications

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.

Solution

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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Download the source code of the patches for maintained products.


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