GNOME Desktop-2.14.3

Introduction to GNOME Desktop

The GNOME Desktop package contains the gnome-about program, the libgnome-desktop-2 library and GNOME's core graphics files and icons.

Package Information

GNOME Desktop Dependencies


libgnomeui-2.14.1 and GNOME Doc Utils-0.6.1


User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Desktop

Install GNOME Desktop by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) \
            --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.14.3 \
            --localstatedir=/var/lib \
            --mandir=$(pkg-config \
                --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0)/share/man &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0): Setting the prefix using this parameter instead of with $GNOME_PREFIX will ensure that the prefix is consistent with the installation environment and the package will be installed in the correct location.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.14.3: This parameter causes the configuration files to be installed in /etc/gnome/2.14.3 instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc. Additionally (if applicable), the parameter ensures that the GConf-2 database is correctly updated.

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This parameter is used so that all ScrollKeeper files are installed in, and the ScrollKeeper database is properly updated in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of some files being installed in $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.

--with-gnome-distributor="Some Name": Use this parameter to supply a custom name in the “Distributor:” field of the “GNOME About” display window.

--with-kde-datadir=$KDE_PREFIX/share: Use this parameter if KDE is installed in any prefix other than /usr.

--mandir=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0)/share/man: This parameter causes the man.(X) files to be installed in $GNOME_PREFIX/share/man/man(X) instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/man/man(X).

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild the API documentation.


Installed Program: gnome-about
Installed Library: libgnome-desktop-2.{so,a}
Installed Directory: The following subdirectories of $GNOME_PREFIX/: include/gnome-desktop-2.0, share/{gnome-about, {gnome/help,omf}/{fdl,gnome-feedback,gpl,lgpl}, gtk-doc/html/gnome-desktop}

Short Descriptions


produces the about screen.


contains APIs being tested for inclusion in libgnome or libgnomeui.

Last updated on 2006-12-21 18:11:17 -0600