The package seems to be building tests during "make all" phase even though I don't have FEATURES=test enabled. For details see my blog: http://blog.flameeyes.eu/articles/2008/06/11/please-dont-build-your-examples-by-default .
It would be nice if the tests were disabled by default and only built with FEATURES=test. You can find an example patch usually suitable for upstream on the blog above.
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I can find no example patch from there, it is a dead link.
It is also very likely unacceptable for upstream to have to pass a separate make -C tests/, and it is also unacceptable for us to do so in src_test(). There must be a better solution.
+*gnome-vfs-2.24.4 (02 Oct 2010)
+ 02 Oct 2010; Gilles Dartiguelongue <email@example.com>
+ files/gnome-vfs-2.24.0-uuid-mount.patch, +gnome-vfs-2.24.4.ebuild,
+ Version bump. Do not build tests if not needed, bug #226221. Disable
+ broken test, bug #285706. Do not install *.la files for gnome-vfs modules.
Fixed in 2.24.4. Thanks for reporting.