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Basic Specs - Ubuntu 13.10, Gnome 3 (session fallback), Ambiance theme, Faenza icons.

I noticed i was using an outdated version of Gedit and decided it was a great opportunity to try to compile, make and install the .tar.xz file, something i have never done before and, as i expected, i encountered some problems along the way.

The following is the step by step of the process and the issues i encountered:

  1. Downloaded the file
  2. Open terminal
  3. Run cd Downlaods
  4. Run tar -Jxvf gedit-3.11.2.tar.xz
  5. Run cd gedit-3.11.2
  6. Run ./configure
  7. [SOME ISSUES] I had to update my autoconf and intltool
  8. Run ./configure after installing/updating autoconf and intltool
  9. Get the following error configure: error: Enchant library not found or too old. Use --disable-spell to build without spell plugin.
  10. Run ./configure --disable-spell and got the following error:

     configure: error: Package requirements (
        libxml-2.0 >= 2.5.0
        glib-2.0 >= 2.37.5
        gio-2.0 >= 2.37.0
        gtk+-3.0 >= 3.9.9
        gtksourceview-3.0 >= 3.11.2
        libpeas-1.0 >= 1.7.0
        libpeas-gtk-1.0 >= 1.7.0
     ) were not met:
     No package 'gtk+-3.0' found
     No package 'gtksourceview-3.0' found
     No package 'libpeas-1.0' found
     No package 'libpeas-gtk-1.0' found
     No package 'gsettings-desktop-schemas' found
     Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
     installed software in a non-standard prefix.
     Alternatively, you may set the environment variables GEDIT_CFLAGS
     and GEDIT_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
     See the pkg-config man page for more details.

Any kind of help is greatly appreciated and thanks in advance.

PS: Does this has anything to do with the fact i use Gnome 3 sessions-fallback?

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You usually don't go downloading the upstream source code (unless you are up for packaging it as well). Any how, to build GNOME packages you follow their procedures, like using jhbuild, to make your life easier. Read Gedit Jhbuild and Jhbuild Introduction. –  edwin Jan 28 '14 at 1:07
If you just want to "compile" stuff, read this and also this (especially the testing the fix section). I propose this since I don't know if you are into compiling the "new" version of gedit for the features/bug fixes or just for the sake of compiling something :-) –  edwin Jan 28 '14 at 1:13

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