Gnome again, but more extreme this time

Hugo Villeneuve hugo at
Sun Mar 19 21:05:16 PST 2006

On Sun, 19 Mar 2006 00:00:41 +0200
Tapio Kelloniemi <spam18 at> wrote:

> Hi all
> I have tried building GNOME 2.12.[23] on my quite a recent LFS system for
> awhile without success. My problems are:
> - When starting gnome as root, gnome-panel crashes
> - When starting as a normal user, menus from the panel do not open,
>   perhaps someone thinks that they are empty
> - Actually not gnome-related: xscreensaver 4.2[23] segfaults when ever it
>   activates and takes down xorg 6.8.2 with it.
> When I built with --enable-debug, the system worked better, but I got lots of 
> messages about assertion failures, mostly NULL was passed as a parameter, 
> where it should not be. This time I compiled 2.12.3 with --disable-debug.
> I have set all environment variables as they should be (before starting to 
> compile anything). The only problem during compilation was that convert-test 
> from glib 2.8.6 failed, because it could not iconv to ISO8859-15. So my 
> question is, is there something terribly wrong with my system. I built 
> LFS with GCC 4.0.2, glibc 2.3.5 and HJL binutils Now I have 
> upgraded to GCC 4.1.0, glibc 2.3.6 and HJL binutlis I have not 
> experienced problems with my system except those listed above. I'll be very 
> glad if someone has something else to say than "start from scratch."

I just finished building gnome 2.12, using GCC-4.0.2, glibc-2.3.5 and standard binutils 2.16.1. So far, I can start gnome, both as root and as a normal user, without problems. Hope it can help.


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