Installing Gnome the correct way:
1. Open a browser window and point it at Gnome.org
2. Download the tarballs from that page to a directory somewhere.
3. For each tarball, do the following:
tar zxvf <tarball>
cd <newly created directory>
./configure --prefix=/opt/gnome && make && make check && make install && ldconfig -v

4. The Gnome audio stuff will fail is you use the above. Check the 'README' or
the 'INSTALL' file to find out how to install it (it's simple).

You should install the tarballs in this order:

Remeber to use the ./configure command above! Failure to do so will spread Gnome all over /usr/local. It's ugly!

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