Yesterday's story was about a Jmeter installation that dragged over many moons. Here is another. I began an installation of gnome 2.6.1 from source a quite some time ago.
Don't for a moment think I spent six weeks doing nothing but compile gnome, instead I would multitask running the configure, make , make install in the background while doing other work in a foreground process. Naturally thread priority was for the foreground task, some days the background task never had even as much as a clock tick
Anyway in the end finally reached the stage where gnome would (reluctantly) start up but as the screen shots will reveal it's a very reluctant installation indeed.