Hadn’t compiled GNOME for a while so I gave it a shot yesterday evening. I ran jhbuild build evolution which should build everything required for Evolution. I had a fresh and empty install directory.
I don’t post this to blame anybody but I wonder how many people give up at this stage and how many potential non-1337h4x0r5 contributors GNOME loses because of such build problems. Teh fun.
gtk+-3 and gtk+:
/usr/bin/ld: ex-serv1.o: undefined reference to symbol ‘gcry_control@@GCRYPT_1.2’
/usr/bin/ld: note: ‘gcry_control@@GCRYPT_1.2’ is defined in DSO /home/user/installdir//lib/libgcrypt.so.11 so try adding it to the linker command line
/home/user/installdir//lib/libgcrypt.so.11: could not read symbols: Invalid operation
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
make: *** [ex-serv1] Error 1
drbg.c:510: error: size of array ‘arg’ is negative
drbg.c:513: warning: large integer implicitly truncated to unsigned type
make: *** [Linux2.6_x86_glibc_PTH_OPT.OBJ/Linux_SINGLE_SHLIB/drbg.o] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/user/checkoutdir/nss-3.12.6/mozilla/security/nss/lib/freebl’
make: *** [libs] Error 2
NetworkManager (branch NETWORKMANAGER_0_7)
No package ‘polkit-dbus’ found
/bin/sh: tclsh: Command not found
make: *** [sqlite3.h] Error 127
../gtkhtml/htmlengine.h:63: error: expected specifier-qualifier-list before ‘GdkGC’
html.c: In function ‘html_a11y_get_extents’:
html.c:321: error: ‘HTMLEngine’ has no member named ‘x_offset’
html.c:322: error: ‘HTMLEngine’ has no member named ‘y_offset’
make: *** [html.lo] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/user/checkoutdir/gtkhtml/a11y’
g-ir-scanner: warning: Option –strip-prefix has been deprecated;
see –identifier-prefix and –symbol-prefix.
AvahiCore-0.6.gir: Incompatible version 1.0 (supported: 1.2)
make: *** [Avahi-0.6.gir] Error 1
make: Leaving directory `/home/user/checkoutdir/avahi-0.6.27/avahi-gobject’
But that did not help – next problem:
AssertionError: Failed to parse toplevel type
After all I couldn’t build evolution of course (No package ‘libgtkhtml-4.0’ found).
Not very productive, and right now I’m too annoyed to edit the JhbuildIssues wikipage.