GNOME Applets-2.8.1

Introduction to GNOME Applets

The GNOME Applets package contains small applications which generally run in the background and display their output to the gnome panel.

Package information

Installation of GNOME Applets

Install GNOME Applets by running the following commands:

PRE=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` &&
patch -Np1 -i ../gnome-applets-2.8.1-fix_gswitchit-1.patch &&
./configure --prefix=$PRE --libexecdir=$PRE/sbin \
    --localstatedir=/var/lib --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome &&
make tooldir=$PRE/lib/gnome-applets &&
make tooldir=$PRE/lib/gnome-applets install &&
make -C man install-man &&
chmod 644 $PRE/share/gnome/help/{wireless,gtik2_applet2}/C/*.xml &&
unset PRE


If you build the package as an ordinary user then switch to the root user to install the package, ensure you set the PRE variable again before installing the package.

Command explanations

--libexecdir=$PRE/sbin: This switch puts libexec files in $GNOME_PREFIX/sbin instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/libexec.

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This switch puts ScrollKeeper files in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.

tooldir=$PRE/lib/gnome-applets: This puts the gnome-applet internal files in $PRE/lib/gnome-applets instead of $PRE/sbin/gnome-applets.

make -C man install-man: This installs the man-pages in $PRE/man.


The GNOME Applets package contains battstat, cdplayer, charpick, drivemount, geyes, gkb, gtik2, gweather, mini-commander, mixer, modemlights and multiload applets.



These are small programs designed to run inside the Panel display.

Last updated on 2004-11-25 23:20:48 -0700