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It's pretty straight forward as with most of the current distributions.

First of all, unpack the latest inkscape.tar.gz:

$ tar zxvf inkscape-0.35-pre0.tar.gz

Try to ./configure and find out that you need libpng.
Next try to understand that although `yum install libpng' says that you have the latest working version for your system, you still cannot get InkScape to compile (the reason is that you need libpng-devel for this.)
Since there is no Yellowdog RPMs for libpng-devel, go to and download the latest tarball (1.2.5 works fine), ./configure, make, and make install.
Go back to your InkScape source directory and re./configure.
InkScape will happily compile now!

-- Daniel D�az