installing gnome development packages

Ulrich Steffens ulrich at
Fri Sep 22 12:30:35 UTC 2006

Am Freitag, den 22.09.2006, 00:47 +0200 schrieb Marco:
> Hello,
> I want to compile the corrent version of mail-notification (3.0). Therefore
> I wanted to install gnome-core-devel and had to recognize that there seems
> to be a conflict in the current dapper repositories.
> First the version of libgnomevfs2-0 is higher then of libgnomevfs2-dev. I
> manually installed the matching version of libgnomevfs2-dev from
> Then I found out that there seems to be a conflict between e2fsprogs and the
> require hurd.
> I checked that I only have the dapper repos in my sourcelist and I made an
> apt-get update. I only have dapper packages installed and a few packages
> which don't even exist in dapper.
> What else can be wrong with my system? Or is it simple an error in the
> repositories?
> Regards,
> Marco
nothing wrong here, except the approach :)
to compile mail-notification you just could

apt-get build-dep mail-notification

the man page says:
      build-dep causes apt-get to install/remove packages  in  an  at‐
      tempt to satisfy the build dependencies for a source package.


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