Introduction to GConf

The GConf package contains a configuration database system.

Package information

GConf dependencies

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 GNOME-2 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 GNOME-2 installation.

--disable-gtk-doc: This switch disables building the documentation during the make step. Omit this option if you have GTK-Doc installed and wish to rebuild and install the documentation.


The GConf package contains gconfd-2, gconf-sanity-check-2, gconftool-2, gconf-merge-tree, libgconf-2 and gconfbackend libraries.


libgconf libraries

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

Last updated on 2005-01-05 09:56:45 -0700