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Old 05-09-2010, 11:52 AM   #1
Kenny_Strawn
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Building GNOME Shell from source on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS


I have run into problems building GNOME Shell from source on the Lucid Lynx. The Lynx has GNOME 2.30, correct? Well, ~/gnome-shell-build-setup.sh tells me that "GNOME 2.26 or newer is required to build GNOME Shell" when I already have 2.30. Just look at this screenshot:

http://7oeyuq.bay.livefilestore.com/...ghtProblem.png
 
Old 05-10-2010, 06:16 AM   #2
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Look at how that error message is being generated in the script.
If you upgraded to 10.04, there may still be some pre 2.30 gnome stuff hanging about.

http://osdir.com/ml/svn-commits-list.../msg07451.html
... is interesting - a patch which added a test for gnome 2.26 to the installer config. A shallow reading appears to show that if you do not have 2.26, the error appears. Check on your full script. You want to find out how have_gnome_26 gets set.

Gnome terminal 2.29.6 comes with Ubuntu 10.04 - what does terminal 2.3 have that 2.29.6 does not?
 
  


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