How to find, configure, install, and troubleshoot GTK+

What do I need to compile GTK+? [GTK 2.x]

GTK+ is a large package that is dependent on a number of other tools and libraries. It is recommended that you use precompiled binary packages for your system if possible

To compile GTK+ from source you need a C compiler (gcc) and the X Window System and associated development libraries and packages on your system.

You will also need to have installed the tools and libraries that GTK+ depends upon. These are listed below in the order in which they need to be installed: