Soundconverter needs GTK when installed on clean system

Bug #1710728 reported by Alex Doroshenko
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Bug Description

Repro steps:

1) Install ubuntu 17.04 on a clean PC
2) Download soundconverter-3.0.0-beta1 source
3) ./configure && make && sudo make install
4) soundconverter

Resulting output:
SoundConverter 3.0.0-beta1
SoundConverter needs GTK >= 3.0 (Error: "Namespace GConf not available")

As there is nothing about GTK in the README/INSTALL files, and GTK3 is supposed to be installed on Ubuntu anyway, Soundconverter is expected to launch without any additional libraries.
And as it is not launching, please add info on dependencies in the INSTALL file.

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Stefan Grönke (gronke-net) wrote :

I agree that clarification here helps to get the package installed from its sources.

Here is what I had to install on a 16.04 LTS:

  sudo apt-get install girl1.2-gconf-2.0 python3-gi

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Alexander Browne (elcste) wrote :

I just upgraded from 17.10 to bionic beta and had this problem. python3-gi was installed already for me, but installing the other package did fix it. But note it's gir... not girl...!

  sudo apt install gir1.2-gconf-2.0

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Alexander Browne (elcste) wrote :

... And just fixed in version 3.0.0-1, released in Bionic.

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