Subject: Re: Gnome...
To: John Clark <>
From: Brian A. Seklecki <>
List: netbsd-users
Date: 03/14/2002 12:26:00
On Mon, 4 Mar 2002, John Clark wrote:

> So I got the problems with X11 configuration and wsmouse-protocol
> taken care of, and thought I'd use the pkgsrc to get the gnome
> environment.
> So I cd to /usr/pkgsrc/x11/gnome and type make....

First off, avoid binaries.

The gnome meta package is scary.  You're talking a recursive dependencies
that scare the best of us off.  I once compiled gnome 1.2 by hand on an
old sparc.  You're best bet is to look at the dependencies listed on the
page for the gnome-meta package.

Identify the dependencies that have large dependencies themself.  Build
those larger sub-dependencies manually instead of cross the lines w/
gnome-meta, then make clean, then move on.

Examples: Mesa, Perl, Python, etc.


> At about 2 hours I noticed that among other things, the package
> is compiling bison for what ever reason... at about 3 hours I went
> to bed... and upon waking up checking the system, had a
> no-space-on-device
> error. I think I started the process with about 800 MB.
> So, the question is, is there a binary gnome package pre-built for
> NetBSD-1.5, and why on earth does the pkgsrc dependencies be such
> that one starts to compile the world... or if there is such a absolute
> requirement,
> have some estimate of space needed, so the unsuspecting pkgsrcer
> can make the appropriate adjustments.
> As it is I'm now looking through my disk to find all the required
> dependency
> files and see if I can get rid of most if not all...

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