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If you only want a display manager and not x11/gnome3 itself, may be you could chose something that does not need it like x11/slim.The point is that one wants to build x11/gnome3
otherwise gdm by itself is worthless.
Could you provide some more information like the related error messages ?libgdata does
Next time do yourself a favor and useI ran "make config" in all of the intermediate ports and there was nothing there that could avoid the dependency on libgdata
make config-recursive. See the Chapter 5.5 of the Handbook.
Sorry, I am not smart enough to understand that part .The build of libgdata fails shortly after g-ir-scanner emits
a syntax error on /usr/include/runetype.h, a header file that
contains an inline function definition (which is perfectly fine,
because it is an inline function). I hope that the proximity
of the error message and the failure of the build is a
coincidence, because it is truly, truly, moronic to make a
build depend on successfull introspection of a header file.
Incidentally, I took the function definition out of runetype.h
(a file with a name ending in ".h") and put it into runetype-jfs.c
(a file with a name ending in ".c") which runetype.h now
includes. It made no bloody difference, g-ir-scanner still emits
the error message and libgdata still fails to build.
By the way, are you sure x11/xorg works properly before pushing further with x11/gnome3 or x11/gdm.
Also, please have a look to this thread before writing your next post : Thread formatting-guidelines.49535 (and edit that one if possible).