Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 12231
/usr/bin/glib-config: obsolete command present in distribution (and returns wrong value)
Last modified: 2008-05-01 11:37:56 EDT
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.
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
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.