GNOME Virtual File System-2.10.1

Introduction to GNOME Virtual File System

The GNOME Virtual File System package contains virtual file system libraries. This is used as one of the foundations of the Nautilus file manager.

Package Information

Additional Downloads

GNOME Virtual File System Dependencies


intltool-0.33, GConf-2.10.0, libbonobo-2.8.1, GNOME MIME Data-2.4.2 and shared-mime-info-0.16


Samba-3.0.14a, CDParanoia-III-9.8, FAM-2.7.0, GTK-Doc-1.3, OpenSSH-4.1p1, OpenSSL-0.9.7g or GnuTLS, Heimdal-0.7 or MIT krb5-1.4.1, OpenAFS, Howl and HAL

Installation of GNOME Virtual File System

Install GNOME Virtual File System by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../gnome-vfs-2.10.1-hal_0.5.0-1.patch &&
./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin \
    --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

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

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

rmdir `pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/doc: Use this command if $GNOME_PREFIX is anything other than /usr as the directory is unneeded and unpopulated.


Installed Programs: gnomevfs-cat, gnomevfs-copy, gnomevfs-info, gnomevfs-ls, gnomevfs-mkdir, gnomevfs-mv, gnomevfs-rm, and gnome-vfs-daemon
Installed Libraries: libgnomevfs-2.[so,a] and modules
Installed Directories: /etc/gnome/gconf/schemas, /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/[desktop,schemas,system], /etc/gnome/gnome-vfs-2.0, $GNOME_PREFIX/include/gnome-vfs-2.0, $GNOME_PREFIX/include/gnome-vfs-module-2.0, $GNOME_PREFIX/lib/gnome-vfs-2.0, and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gtk-doc/html/gnome-vfs-2.0

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600