I am trying to build gtk on linux mint 20.3 Cinnamon).
$ meson setup --prefix /opt/gtk builddir
The Meson build system
Source dir: /home/gidi/git/gtk/gtk
Build dir: /home/gidi/git/gtk/gtk/builddir
Build type: native build
meson.build:1:0: ERROR: Meson version is 0.53.2 but project requires >= 0.63.0
I am trying to get the required version, it does not show in Updates Manager. Is it requiring upgrading my Linux mint version ? How do I download gtk source code that aligns with my Linux mint version ?
I am trying to get the required version, it does not show in Updates Manager. Is it requiring upgrading my Linux mint version ?
If you’re building GTK from latest git, you will need newer version of GTK dependencies which mostly will not be present in older releases ( 20.3 etc ). So, building from git is a lot of work ( a.k.a - not possible ) in your case.
How do I download gtk source code that aligns with my Linux mint version ?
This involves adding
deb-src entries in
/etc/apt/sources.list, which can be done by
Menu -> Software Sources -> Enable the Source code repositories -> update the APT cache
If you just need the source code for the exact GTK version installed version on your system
$ apt-get source <libgtk-package-name>
If you want to build that version too:
Run as root:
# apt-get build-dep <libgtk-package-name>
Run as normal user:
$ apt-get source -b <libgtk-package-name>
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