GNOME Bugzilla – Bug 649927
Note Ubuntu dependencies in README
Last modified: 2014-04-12 15:39:09 UTC
Created attachment 187600 [details] [review]
dependencies (through apt-get/aptitude) are:
gnome-common gobject-introspection gperf gtk-doc-tools libgtk2.0-dev libgconf2-dev
Only a few of these give helpful error messages when missing. It took me about 30 minutes of struggling and googling to figure out this list. It would be helpful for Ubuntu users if it were accessible somewhere, such as in the README.
Attached is a patch that accomplishes this.
Not sure it's a good idea to add yet another list to be maintained. Usually you just use 'apt-get build-dep' to get what's needed, not an explicit list, no?
Thanks Christian, that sounds like the right solution. I didn't even know about build-dep. Perhaps it would be a good idea to put that in the README.
Comment on attachment 187600 [details] [review]
I don't think we should put generic build stuff into our README, it'll just go out of date. If anything, just put a link to a generic GNOME build HowTo.