Linked by Eugenia Loli on Sun 10th Oct 2004 05:47 UTC, submitted by Andrew
Slackware, Slax This is a message from Patrick Volkerding in regards to his thoughts on Gnome and Slackware. It was originally posted on the Dropline Gnome Forum. Editor's note: Pat has made similar comments to me as well regarding Gnome's bugs and maintainance problems.
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RE:RE:WTH?!?!?!
by Gnomaniacal Perlmonger on Sun 10th Oct 2004 09:29 UTC

Yeah...I tried and finally succeeded to build Gnome 2.6 for my FreeBSD 5.2... The source code did not build correctly, so I had to edit Makefiles and even some headers to "go around" some problems. Anyway, the truth is, you can build and install Gnome, and other apps, from source, if you don't mind screwing around/editing Makefiles/write custom patches for your own distro. :3