GNOME Netstatus-2.12.0

Introduction to GNOME Netstatus

The GNOME Netstatus package contains a panel applet that monitors network interfaces. It provides indicators for incoming and outgoing data, packets received and transmitted, and information about the network interface such as IP information and Ethernet address.

Package Information

GNOME Netstatus Dependencies


GNOME Panel-2.14.3

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Netstatus

Install GNOME Netstatus by running the following commands:

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

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.

--libexecdir=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0)/lib/gnome-netstatus: This parameter causes the libexec files to be installed in the preferred location of in $GNOME_PREFIX/lib/gnome-netstatus instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/libexec.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Applet: gnome-netstatus-applet
Installed Directories: $GNOME_PREFIX/share/{,gnome/help/ ,omf/}gnome-netstatus

Short Descriptions


displays information about a network interface on your panel.

Last updated on 2006-06-26 14:00:09 -0500