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I'm attepting to install mdbtools on CentOS and whilst running ./configure I get the following:

checking for GLIB - version >= 2.0.0... no
Could not run GLIB test program, checking why...
The test program failed to compile or link. See the file config.log for the
exact error that occured. This usually means GLIB is incorrectly installed.

glib 2.0 is required by MDB Tools.
It can be downloaded at

GLIB is definitely installed though so I'm struggling. Any ideas ?

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mdbtools is packaged in EPEL, so you can add that repo and install it with yum, which is the preferred way to install software on CentOS (and any other distribution).

What you are lacking though to install from source code is likely the development package of glib containing the C header files.

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Spot on, many thanks Sven. – David Wadge Feb 26 '12 at 13:43

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