On Sun, 29 Jun 2003 12:29:50 -0400, frankh wrote:
I feel your pain about the installation order. :-)> I didn't get any response to my last question, so I am generalizing a
> bit now.
> Is it practicable to install Gnome from source?
> It is a bunch of interrelated tarballs. Figuring out the dependencies in
> order to get the right installation sequence and stepping through it
> with './configure', 'make', 'make check', 'make install', 'make clean',
> 'make distclean' is a matter of days. The Gnome site contains no hint
> about the matter.
> Any hint?
I assume you're trying to get an installation which is better tuned to
your system than you'd get from a binary distro.
What would happen if you first installed the binary distro to provide all
the dependancies, then proceeded to reinstall from source and overwrite
the existing binaries? (I'm just guessing this might work - please don't
beat on me too hard if it's a dumb idea.)