To compile the Uplink's demo just download it, uncompress the archive somewhere using;
tar zxf clutter-orbiter-sample.tar.gz<return>
Now you need the clutter lib;
apt-get install libclutter-1.0-dev<return>
Im trying to learn clutter at present, ive been throught the tutorials and now I wanted to build the example, i have the example downloaded and can see the cpp code etc, however when i try to do the install libclutter-1.0-dev it says it cannot find the package?? am i doing someting wrong?
You're doing it right, except that the package libclutter-1.0-dev was first introduced in Ubuntu Karmic. You'll have to either run Ubuntu 9.10 or 10.04, or backport the package.