Introduction to GConf

The GConf package contains a configuration database system.

Package information

GConf dependencies


GTK-Doc-1.2 and docbook-utils

Installation of GConf

Install GConf by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin \
    --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome --disable-gtk-doc &&
make &&
make install

Command explanations

--libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin: This switch puts libexec files in $GNOME_PREFIX/sbin instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/libexec.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc. This installation controls all future installations of schemas. If you change the location (which includes eliminating this parameter), it must be consistent for every subsequent installation.

--disable-gtk-doc: This switch prevents the rebuilding of the documentation during the make command.


The GConf package contains libgconf libraries.


libgconf libraries

libgconf libraries provide the functions necessary to maintain the configuration database.