How can I upgrade my GTK version?

I Have this version now:

axept@axept-NET:~$ dpkg -s libgtk2.0-0|grep '^Version'
Version: 2.24.20-1ubuntu1

I need version 3.0 to use the new released version of Banshee 2.9.0. How do I upgrade or install GTK 3.0?

On Ubuntu 13.04, and will it be the same way on 13.10?

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    Seems like Askubuntu isn't very newbie friendly since my question gets downvoted. Yes, maybe it's a stupid question, but since a installation says its missing, I need to ask.
    – aXept
    Oct 8, 2013 at 18:40

1 Answer 1


GTK 3.x is included by default in Ubuntu. You have both 3.x and 2.x installed.

If you are trying to install a version of Banshee which uses GTK 3.x, from source, you will need to install all the required development packages, to be able to compile it.

  • Ohh.. Yes, tried to install from source. Stopped becasue I needed 3.0. I thought I did install all packages needed to compile it? Well, maybe I missed something..
    – aXept
    Oct 8, 2013 at 18:35
  • Used this guide: banshee.fm/download/development
    – aXept
    Oct 8, 2013 at 18:37
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    The apt-get build-dep mentioned there will install the build dependencies for the version already included in Ubuntu, not what is necessarily needed for a build from source, if any of those dependencies have changed. You will have to install libgtk-3-dev and other newer dependencies as required, manually.
    – dobey
    Oct 8, 2013 at 18:49
  • Thanks for answer! Think I will pass this, got a new problem now, gio-sharp..
    – aXept
    Oct 8, 2013 at 19:06

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