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Old 10-22-2011, 04:44 PM   #1
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Building Gnome 3.x from git

As title says I want to build gnome 3 from git because GSB64-3.0 doesn't work for me. I have cloned git clone jhbuild and ran ./ script. However it says I'm missing

So I need a lot of things from gnome git. What I need else? Is there a better guide than this

Here is what I got:

bash-4.1# ./ not available
Configuring jhbuild without autotools
Now type `make' to compile jhbuild

bash-4.1# make
make: *** [include-check] Error 1

Please help. I am using Slackware 64 13.37.
Old 10-24-2011, 06:05 AM   #2
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You need to install gnome-common and gnome-doc-utils.

Furthermore, you have a couple of different options.

a) using jhbuild with a prefix in your ~ directory as a user.

This will keep gnome3 confined to your user and will not pollute the rest of your system

b) using jhbuild with an /opt/gnome prefix

c) building gnome3 from the latest 3.2 release tarballs using the gsb-build-system.

For this method you will have to edit the slackbuilds that were made for 3.0 to build 3.2

I used all three methods around six months ago and they all ended up working.
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Old 11-10-2011, 04:35 AM   #3
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Thank you. 3rd option suits best to me, because it takes so much time to play with jhbuild. I will try it when I had free time.


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