Bug 12231 - /usr/bin/glib-config: obsolete command present in distribution (and returns wrong value)
Summary: /usr/bin/glib-config: obsolete command present in distribution (and returns w...
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Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: glib   
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Version: 6.2
Hardware: i386
OS: Linux
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Assignee: Owen Taylor
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Reported: 2000-06-14 00:08 UTC by Douglas B. Moran
Modified: 2008-05-01 15:37 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2000-06-15 15:42:45 UTC
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Description Douglas B. Moran 2000-06-14 00:08:49 UTC
The command /usr/bin/glib-config from GLIB 1.2 is still present on
Red Hat 6.1 and 6.2 systems (GLIB 2.x) systems.
	glib-config --version
returns 1.2.6 for GLIB - hence misleading.

Source for glib-config not found in GLIB 2.x source, but found in
source for GLIB 1.2.
Hence I am guessing that this command is a remnant of upgrading
previous versions (rather than creating distributions from a
new install).

Comment 1 Owen Taylor 2000-06-15 18:03:34 UTC
You are most likely confusing GLib and glibc. GLib is a library
of convenience routines used by GTK+, GNOME, and many other packages.

glibc is the GNU C library.

The current version of GLib is 1.2 and contains glib-config.

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