Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:October:09 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>
Berkeley CSUA MOTD
1998/10/9-10 [Uncategorized] UID:14754 Activity:nil
10/8    Contribute to the Chia karaoke fund!  It's for a good cause, really.
        We need money for the room and alcohol for him to perform his
        imfamous Barbie Girl act.  If we get enough money, maybe we'll
        be able to convince him to wear a g-string...
1998/10/9-11 [Computer/SW/OS/FreeBSD, Computer/SW/Unix/WindowManager] UID:14755 Activity:high
10/9    I'm trying to get Gimp and several GNOME programs to work on a single
        machine.  For some odd reason Gimp will only work with gtk+ 1.0 while
        every other Gnome program will only work with gtk+ 1.1 libraries so
        I end up having to choose between running only Gimp or just other
        gnome programs.  Any suggestions to work around this?
        \_ what a shocker.  let's see what has to say:
                150 Opening ASCII mode data connection for /bin/ls.
                0.0_LATEST-IS-1.0.1                   latest
                GIMP_1_0_DOES_NOT_WORK_WITH_GTK_1_1   old
                README                                v1.0.1
           Anyway, on a useful note, try doing it the way the FreeBSD port
           handles it.  It names gtk1.1 libgtk11 and stuff like that.  If
           most everything works with 1.1, you might wish to do the opposite
           (i.e. have  Then make sure you relink gimp with
           that flag.  This must be a common problem, I'm sure you can find
           something about it on the web (or you could just use FreeBSD ;)
        \_ gee why dont  you install both gtk's
           \_ i tried that. gimp stops working.
              \_ then you should figure out how to install two versions
                 of software so that they dont conflict.
                \_ try compiling gimp with static libraries then.
                  \_ no, no, no. Move the old shared lib to another path,
                     then make a wrapper that changes the dynamic load path.
                     OR... just port Gimp. That's what I'd do, if I actually
                     cared about Gimp.
        \_ (sigh) This is why Unix doesn't make a great desktop OS for
           mere mortals.
                \_ That's why I use TRS-DOS.
           \_ Many other, more popular operating system have similar library
              incompatibility problems; they just don't offer users a chance
              to fix them.
1998/10/9-10 [Reference/Celebration] UID:14756 Activity:nil 66%like:14757 66%like:15502
10/9    happy birthday, danh!
1998/10/9-10 [Reference/Celebration] UID:14757 Activity:low 66%like:14756 66%like:15502
10/9    happy birthday, summer!
        \_ Yesterday was Dave Barry's son's birthday.  -- Dave Barry #7 fan
1998/10/9-10 [Uncategorized] UID:14758 Activity:low
10/9    I checked the status of my EECS Instructional acct. and it tells
        me that it's NOT scheduled to be retired on Dec. 21, 1998 but
        instead next May even though I graduated this past May. Is
        something fishy going on?
        \_ be happy, the kevinm-god-thing is smiling down on you.
        \_ mail root@cory and complain or just sign your motd entry
           and wait for one of the root@cory hozers to read it (hi mars!
           hi brian!)
Berkeley CSUA MOTD:1998:October:09 Friday <Thursday, Saturday>