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Old 01-03-2008, 11:33 AM   #1
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Gnome-panel fails to compile

I'm building Gnome using blfs v. 6.2.0

Gnome-panel-2.14.3 fails to compile. I see that one must have python installed before installing xml2. I went back to make sure this is the case.

The required xmls2 libraries - and libxml2mod.a are in


Is this the correct place for them? I assume Gnome-Panel is failing because it can't find these libraries.

Is this correct and, if so, how do I get Gnome-Panel to find these libraries?

Gnome-Panel fails with -

/bin/sh: line 3: which: command not found
/bin/sh: line 3: -e: command not found
make[3]: *** [es/fish.xml] Error 127

Thanks for any help

Old 01-04-2008, 06:27 AM   #2
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Post more output. A good rule of thumb is the last 20-30 lines of the failed command. We can't see what the make command was trying to do when it failed. From what you posted, it looks like you're missing which.

Yes, libxml2mod are in the correct directory.

BTW, 2.14.3 is old, GNOME is at 2.20 now.
Old 01-10-2008, 10:58 AM   #3
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gnome-panel requires which

You were right - gnome-panel compile failed because it could not find which.

If one installs only the required dependent packages, which-2.16 is not mentioned until the end when gnome-docs is installed. So strictly speaking, which-2.16 should be a requirement to compile gnome-panel.

BTW I was using 2.14.3 because that is published as the latest stable blfs.



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