this is only to share some informations.
I'm using Fedora16, with L2.6.35_11.09.01_ER_source_bundle for the START_R board.
gstreamer fails to compile inside ltib, complaining about a Makefile corrupt.
Fedora16 has make 3.82.
Changing make to version 3.81 solves the problem, and the build finishes with success.
sparse-0.4 has a problem too, in the parse.h file.
I have removed some lines in parse.h as explained here , and everything compiles fine.
On a Ubuntu 12.04 installation, the make is a 3.81, so it's ok, but the sparse problem is there.