Introduction to GTK+

The GTK+ package contains GTK+ Libraries. This is useful for creating graphical user interfaces for applications.

Package information

GTK+ dependencies

Installation of GTK+

Install GTK+ by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &&

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc: This installs the configuration files into /etc instead of /usr/etc.

--with-xinput=xfree: This configuration flag is necessary to utilize alternative input devices.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: libgtk-1.2, libgdk-1.2
Installed Directories: None

Short Descriptions


(GIMP Tool Kit) is a library for creating graphical user interfaces similar to the Motif "look and feel".


is designed as a wrapper library that lies on top of Xlib. It performs many common and desired operations for a programmer instead of the programmer having to explicitly ask for such functionality from Xlib directly.

Last updated on 2005-02-25 20:18:32 -0700