I'm trying, per suggestion from one of the people on this board, to install eroaster onto my Slack 8.1 installation. I'm also running Dropline Gnome. Which, so far is awesome. However, I've been having problems installing the gnome-python package from source, which I downloaded from the gnome ftp site.
I tried to compile it, and needed to go get two more libraries from the gnome people, libzvt-2.0 and orbit-python. I compiled them and did a make install on them, saw that the script had already run ldconfig. So, I tried configuring gnome-python again, and it didn't find the libraries. So, then I went into the directories where the libs had been built, and found the .pc files that needed to be copied into /usr/lib/pkgconfig directory. I ran the config script again, and it found the packages. The thing still wouldn't compile, gave me some weird message about gconf... So, I grabbed a different (slightly older) version, configured, compiled. It made okay, but said some stuff about "could not write to function..."
But, it created the libs, and then I did a make install. No .pc file to transfer over, though.
Now, I try to configure eroaster again and it still can't find gnome-python. I am so totally bummed. Is there anything else I can do to make the configure script be able to find the package? Is there generally a protocol for installing libraries from source that works all of the time? This has been the biggest headache for me switching to Slackware. I'm trying to learn, but I could use the help.