I don't use gnome in my debian, but in the new release, have the dependencie, what I do to install gmameui without libgnome, using only gtk2 libraries. Libgnome dependencie sucks me!
I will be removing it for the next release. In the meantime, you can comment it out of the configure.ac:
dnl PKG_CHECK_MODULES(GNOME, libgnome-2.0, , AC_MSG_ERROR([*** libgnome2 not found!]))
AM_CPPFLAGS = $(GTK_CFLAGS) $(GLADE2_CFLAGS) \
autoreconf && ./configure && make
libgnome is not actually required to support any of the code. Sorry about that.
I do this, comment this line in this files, but not work... I get this error.
Makefile:824: *** missing separator. Stop.
Try running automake after autoreconf, or delete src/Makefile and src/Makefile.in
sorry, I try all, but I get the same error.