gtk+ and c++ versions (Re: file download issues)

Etan Reisner deryni at
Fri Nov 5 14:29:18 EDT 2010

On Fri, Nov 05, 2010 at 11:50:53PM +0530, V S Rawat wrote:
> After it installs GTK, how do we find which version of gtk has it
> installed. I found that GTK is not appearing anywhere in start menu, nor in
> Add/ Remove programs, and it was within program_files/pidgin folder, but I
> don't know where to look to know its version. pidgin's help-about doesn't
> provide any info about gtk version installed.

Help->Build Information

> Similarly, is it pidgin that installed C++ redistributable 2005? If so,
> there is 2008 c++ redistributable available that I have to install for a
> different software. Will it be ok for pidgin to run if I install 2008 and
> uninstall this 2005?
> Also, please do provide some method for us to know which c++
> redistributable pidgin is using and where does it save that. It is indeed
> appearing in Add/ Remove programs, but not in start menu.

No, pidgin does not use C++ at all and so will not have been responsible
for this.

> Thanks a lot.
> --
> Rawat


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