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I am getting started with open source contributions and need to make-build the gnome-calculator. I recently downloaded gnome 3 (ubuntu) and need to build the gnome-calculator which needs gtk+3.
I downloaded gtk+-3.12.0.tar.xz from this site:
After running ./configure --prefix=/opt/gtk , I get the following problem:
However, package atk could not be located.
EDIT Installing it from the repositories gives an older version that is not compatible with gnome-calculator ... I need to install the specific version only.

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Why don't you just install it from the repositories? – terdon May 13 '14 at 14:31
installing what is not compatible with gnome-calculator? Perhaps you should explain why you need to install gnome-calculator 3.12. Gnome-calculator 3.10 in 14.04 is adequate for most people - what specifically do you need in 3.12? I presume you are actually on ubuntu 14.04 at the moment? – fossfreedom May 13 '14 at 16:27
I intend to fix – Sahil Sareen May 13 '14 at 16:35

Why don't you just install the current version and its sources? Should be as easy as

sudo apt-get build-dep gnome-calculator 

and then (having the sources repository activated)

apt-get source gnome-calculator 

And then try to compile it (to start from a known point) and start hacking.

Reference here: How do I get the source code of packages installed through apt-get?

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