Introduction to LibGTop

The LibGTop package contains the GNOME top libraries.

Package Information

LibGTop Dependencies




popt-1.7-5, GDBM-1.8.3 and X (XFree86-4.5.0 or

Installation of LibGTop



The instructions below are based on installing the package into a GNOME-2 environment. If, for whatever reason, you're installing this package without having ORBit2 and the core GNOME-2 libraries installed, you'll need to modify the --prefix= parameter on the configure script to point to your desired installation path (e.g., --prefix=/usr).

Install LibGTop by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --infodir=$GNOME_PREFIX/share/info &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you passed --with-libgtop-examples to the configure script to build the example programs, install them using the following commands as the root user:

install -v -m755 -d $GNOME_PREFIX/share/libgtop-2.10.1/examples &&
install -v -m755 examples/.libs/* \

Command Explanations

--infodir=$GNOME_PREFIX/share/info: This switch installs the info documentation in $GNOME_PREFIX/share/info instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/info.

--with-libgtop-examples: Adding this parameter to the configure script will build numerous example programs.

--with-libgtop-inodedb: Add this parameter to the configure script if you have GDBM installed and wish to build the inodedb programs.

Configuring LibGTop

Configuration Information

If $GNOME_PREFIX is anything other than /usr, update the INFOPATH environment variable by adding the following to your system-wide or personal profile:

export INFOPATH=/usr/share/info:$GNOME_PREFIX/share/info


Installed Programs: file_by_inode2, mkinodedb2
Installed Library: libgtop-2.0
Installed Directories: $GNOME_PREFIX/include/libgtop-2.0 and and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/libgtop-2.10.1

Short Descriptions


contains the functions that allow access to system performance data.

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