OK, let me try this again.
I did a fresh install of KDE-MiniMe 2012.12 on The Averatec laptop listed below, again. I'm writing this as I am doing it. I want to try packaging and had this machine sitting around. After the install, I went to Synaptic and did the reload, do updates thing. No updates available. OK, good to go.
Then I installed the pkgutils-kde4 file from Synaptic. OK, good to go.
Because I had the problem with intltool too old, I checked the repository and saw that intltool-0.41.1 was not installed but available. Didn't install at this time. (Following the instructions on the Wiki page)
Then I went over to ibiblio and got the .srpm for gweled (I like the game and would install it anyway).
Wait, Firefox was installed before going to ibiblio.
Right-clicked on downloaded file and left-clicked on Install SRPM for Build. Konsole opened and showed program name and string of pound signs with 100% at end. I'm assuming there is only one file because after waiting a while nothing else happened so I closed the Konsole window.
Suggestion: The word Done at the return would be nice.
Right-clicking the spec file then left-clicking the Install Dependencies option, opened a Konsole window and gave this question: Do "apt-get update" first? [y/N]
As far as I know the capital N means it is the default answer. Shouldn't the default be Y?
I entered y and after entering root password the system started updating? Anyway this question was next:
The following 6 packages will be installed:
gtk+2-devel librsvg-devel libgnomeui2-devel libglade2.0-devel libmikmod-devel ImageMagick
Are you sure? [y/N]
Again, shouldn't the default be Y? I entered y
This next question may have the correct default:
Save list of files? [Y/n] I just pressed the ENTER key
The script again asked for the root password
The system then proceeded to install 88 packages. When all was said and done the word Done was at the end... almost. There was a line about a remove file generated after Done. I figured it was safe to close the terminal.
Right-clicking the spec file and choosing Build all, Create logfile does nothing. Installed xterm per Terry's suggestion and that fixed that problem.
Suggestion: include xterm in pkgutils-kde4. (Maybe pkgutils-thunar as well?)
The build stopped at this error:
checking for intltool >= 0.40.0... ./configure: line 5537: intltool-update: command not found
configure: error: Your intltool is too old. You need intltool 0.40.0 or later.
Went back to Synaptic and found that intltool 0.41.1 is still there but not installed, there is no other intltool listed in Synaptic.
Suggestion: Following the instructions, intltool is never installed; add it to pkgutils-kde4 and pkgutils-thunar maybe?
Anyway I installed intltool-0.41.1. Now right-clicking the spec file and choosing Build all, Create logfile opens the xterm window and gives me an exit 0.
When running gbd, this question is asked:
Update apt package list? [y/N]
Shouldn't the default be Y? I entered y and the script completed.
Entered Synaptic, found my package and installed it.
Yeah!! it installed, created Games/Puzzles in the menu and put the program there. It even works!!!
I'm not trying to be irritating just reporting what I did, how I did it and what I found.