Compiling Blender from source never works for me ...

… and never mind that I don’t have to do it, I’m a Gentoo kinda guy and I want to do it. :smiley:

But the Blender source-compile always seems to crap-out in the sound stuff. My system uses Alsa. There doesn’t seem to be any sort of ./configure script in Blender.

Anyone out there managed to compile it?

Yes, Blender is compiled using scons.

Emerge scons and enter Blender source dir and just type scons…it usualy works for me, but I checkout from CVS

I assume you’re using Gentoo on the system you’re trying to compile it on. In such case, Blender 2.40 is in portage. No need to compile it outside of portage, unless you want CVS.