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

V S Rawat vsrawat at
Fri Nov 5 14:20:53 EDT 2010

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.

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.

Thanks a lot.

On 11/5/2010 11:32 PM India Time, _V S Rawat_ wrote:

> I downloaded latest version, and found that it was downloading 10+ MB
> which took a long time.
> However, I could not find where it stored the downloaded file so that
> I save that safely so that I don't need to re-download it if I format
> my pc. Where does it save it?
> It is suggested to ask for location to save the downloaded file and
> store it there and run from there. Or, providing a link from where
> user can download and install so that we can save it at some
> known place.
> --
> My previous version of pidgin installer was already having gtk in the
> zip file. If I install that, would the new pidgin run on that instead
> of downloading afresh?
> Thanks.
> --
> Rawat

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