Netbeans on Fedora 10.

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I was delighted when I first heard that Fedora 10 ships with Netbeans. I have been a netbeans user for a long time and was happy to know that I no longer need to install it manually. Sadly the version they ship with Fedora 10 is netbeans 6.1. I already had version 6.1 from a previous manual installation. It works fine even on F10. Since I have tweaked all the settings to make the IDE behave exactly the way I want it to, I have no use for another 6.1 installation. More so since I also happen to have a 6.5 nightly build. My next approach was to download the IDE+JDK bundle from sun. Normally I don't use that bundle but on this occasion the netbeans mirrors turned out to be painfully slow and anyway I had to update my JDK so I went ahead with it. Unfortunately that IDE doesn't start up. Bails out with :

Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "canberra-gtk-module": cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Incidentally this same error pops up when I try to launch the zoiper softphone. There is a libcanberra-gtk2-0.10-2.fc10.i386.rpm installed. And that RPM is supposed to provide /usr/lib64/gtk-2.0/modules/ so I suspect that zoiper and netbeans are looking for a 32 bit version. Zoiper; I can manage with out. Therea re other softphones that are nearly as good but can't say the same about netbeans. It's better than most other IDEs that I have encountered so I had no choice but to install the 32bit version of libcanberra along with it's dependencies and that seems to have solved it.
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