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I was trying to build gtk+ and pygobject with jhbuild (on ubuntu 11.04), but it gives the following error while building gnome-doc-utils :

checking whether /opt/tarball-gnome2/bin/python version >= 2.4...
configure: error: too old
** Error during phase configure of gnome-doc-utils: ########## Error running ./autogen.sh --prefix /opt/tarball-gnome2 --libdir '/opt/tarball-gnome2/lib'  --disable-static --disable-gtk-doc  *** [8/8]

Please help!

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Why is it picking up python from /opt/tarball-gnome2/bin/python instead of /usr/bin? –  Gilles Dec 24 '11 at 16:04
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According to the jhbuild installation manual, it should check whether you already have the gnome-common, gnome-doc-utils and autotools programs already installed, and if not it will use the Makefile approach.

I would suggest that you will install the above packages with apt-get install first, then try to run the ./autogen.sh command again.

I am assuming that you are using this official guide on how to install it.

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