Does nobody actually ever try to use the published instructions to install gnome from source code on a clean system? I mean, how hard would it be to verify that it can be built in the order specified!
I have spent the past several weeks attempting to build Gnome 2.4.0 and have run into road block after road block in the form of dependencies that are out of order in the gnome build instructions. While this is not an issue with most of them because it is clear what package is missing, the latest one that slowed me down was the dependencies for gnome-media. It lookes for gstreamer-libs which is NOT a package anywhere and it is not clear where to obtain it. It turns out that this package is really “gst-plugins” although how the <bleep> a person is supposed to figure this out is a mystery.
The moral, people, is that if you provide an order to install the packages that are part of a larger project, MAKE <BLEEPING> SURE THAT THE ORDER IS CORRECT!