[CentOS] More recent GDE on CentOS 5+

Fri May 23 19:03:04 UTC 2008
Ray Van Dolson <rvandolson at esri.com>

On Fri, May 23, 2008 at 12:00:41PM -0700, MHR wrote:
> I have not had any success building a more recent version of GDE than
> 2.16.0 on CentOS.
> I tried jhbuild, and went line by line using the how-to web page for
> jhbuild (http://www.gnome.org/~jamesh/jhbuild.html), and I get hung up
> on dbus-glib-l (which does not appear to be in CentOS or available for
> it, at least from base, updates, extras, KB & rpmforge).  Garnome is
> another possibility that I haven't looked at yet 'cuz jhbuild is
> supposed to be easy and fully automated (it might be, if everything it
> needs is already there, but it doesn't tell you up front what that
> means or how to get it or ...).
> Gnome "says" we should use the GDE that ships with our distribution,
> but RH (CentOS) has to oldest revision available.  To get a newer one,
> the Gnome people recommend building my own.
> Has anyone tried this successfully?  How?

Not a great answer for you, but... are you tied to CentOS?  Could you
use Fedora?

If I were in your shoes I'd probably start with the Fedora SRPM's and
then build up additional components that are required or modify... 

Actually I'd probably just use Fedora :)