Real developers may get a laugh out of this one, although to me it is not funny. I have been trying to create a GUI in Python and/or C using GTK 3.0 and Glade.
Most of my programming career has been about the CLI, writing background programs and such
I watched the first episode of the link
Creating GUI With Glade
I have only begun to explore the world of GTK+ with Python. The video presenter wrote his controlling program in C. No matter, I program in C too.
The compile.script that the presenter (Kevin O’Kane) invoked gcc in a way I hgad not seen before. This is at the end of the first episode.
Well the compile failed, and upon examination I could see that the compiler was looking for directories suck as /usr/include/gtk. My up-to-date (until recently) Fedora 33 box had a rich variety of include file and directories, but the were versioned. For example, the compile script failed because it couldn’t find, for example #include <gtk./gtk.h>. I looked inside /usr/directory and saw that there were various versions, starting with /usr/include/gtk-3.0, /usr/include/glib-2.0. These had the common directories as I had expected. I don’t know how #include <gtk/gtk.h> resolves to /usr/include/gtk-3.0/gtk/gtk.h,
As I used ‘locate’ to search for the 'missing include files, I saw that the script was looking for (e.g.) <gdk/gdk.h>. That file was formally located at /usr/include/gtk-3.0/gdk/gdk.h>.
So I tried a number of things, such as creating syml;inks from the file being sought, and it’s actual location.
Do not throw tomatoes. I grew up programming C and Assembler in the old days, and I did not program in Unix, except for one project.
I am going to include the “compile.script” because it is one of the stranger items I have seen. Possibly not to you Unix-heads.
Meanwhile, my /usr/include directory is a shambles. Is there any way to restore it to its previous state?
Any advice would help.
I know I did a number of things one shouldn’t do, but I was desperate.
Contents of compile.script:
gcc -Wno-format -o part1.bin part1.c -Wno-deprecated-declarations -Wno-format-security -lm
package-config --cflags --libs gtk+-3.0 -export-dynamic
Yes I’m only a would-be developer, but I really would like to learn systems, or eve Glade programming, as well as C/C++/Python/etc.
Constructive comments welcome.