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Can anyone tell me where to find a listing of all package dependencies needed to build Gnome 3 from source? I want to try m first compile from

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You could try just using Gentoo Linux with the gnome overlay. –  Keith Apr 8 '11 at 6:48
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JHBuild is the official build tool for GNOME. It's powerful and flexible, but it does take some getting used to in terms of set-up. However its Getting Started page is quite gentle. Ensure that you first check how to prepare your system for this (rather painful) task.

Instead of running the normal jhbuild build (assuming your environment is set up), use jhbuild tinderbox. It basically runs the entire build without interruption, and logs everything to html files in some specified directory, instead of on stdout. The docs I linked above explain in depth.

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