Seems that glibc2.8 is required for a number of current applications.
I am trying to build the gimp2.7 from svn, ( upgraded babl and gegl ok) but glib2 seems to be a problem.
checking for GLIB - version >= 2.18.0... no.
I spotted the below on a slackware forum:-
I had to upgrade glib to 2.8.6, so I uninstalled the package glib2 (not
glib!), downloaded the sources for glib 2.8.6 and repackages it as
glib2. Then gimp compiled smoothly.
However using gslapt to uninstall glib2 shows that its going to delete half of my system (so I stopped there). Infact this seems to be the case for removing number of apps?
I would appreciate any helpful advise.