according to bug #187707 there was FTBFS on hurd-i386 in version 2.2.x of the library. I looked at build logs and there wasn't any build of 2.4.x version. Could anybody look at this bug report and tell me if this bug is still relevant or not? Yes, it is relevant. We don't have MAXPATHLEN, so anything depending on it will break on GNU/Hurd. Does the new version of libgnomeui use MAXPATHLEN?