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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Why Gnome sucks to maintain packages for
by ntl on Sun 10th Oct 2004 16:31 UTC

Gnome packages who's makefiles install gconf schemas don't use DESTDIR, even though the rest of the files during a make install do.

This means that you have to ./configure most Gnome packages with --disable-schemas and create post-scripts to install the schemas manually.

I wonder if this is file-a-bug-worthy.