I Downloaded empathy-3.0.1.tar.bz2 to install in Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
I ran the makefile and I got the error :

configure: error: glib-compile-schemas not found.

How can I fix this problem ? Please help me.


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You need the header files. In Ubuntu and other Debian-based operating systems, header files are provided by -dev packages. So install libglib2.0-dev Install libglib2.0-dev, by clicking that link or by running:

sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libglib2.0-dev
  • this must be right answer Mar 11, 2018 at 19:49
  • Please make this the accepted answer
    – Blake Neal
    Feb 2 at 17:40

As far as I can tell, glib-compile-schemas is not available in any package for 10.04 LTS (Lucid). What I did to get around this, is to compile and install the latest glib manually, using: ./configure && make && make install. I also needed to add /usr/local/lib to my LD_LIBRARY_PATH.

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