Introduction to libbonobo

The libbonobo package contains libbonobo libraries. This is a component and compound document system for GNOME-2.

Package Information

libbonobo Dependencies


ORBit2-2.14.2, libxml2-2.6.26, popt-1.10.4, and XML::Parser-2.34


X Window System and GTK-Doc-1.6

User Notes:

Installation of libbonobo

Install libbonobo by running the following commands:

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

To test the results, issue: make check.

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.

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

--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 Programs: activation-client, bonobo-slay, echo-client-2, bonobo-activation-run-query, bonobo-activation-server, and bonobo-activation-sysconf
Installed Libraries: libbonobo-2.{so,a}, libbonobo-activation.{so,a}, ORBit-2 bonobo module, bonobo servers, and libmoniker_std_2.{so,a} bonobo library
Installed Directories: /etc/gnome/2.14.3/bonobo-activation and the following subdirectories of $GNOME_PREFIX/: include/{bonobo-activation-2.0,libbonobo-2.0}, lib/{bonobo{,-2.0},libbonobo}, and share/{gtk-doc/html/{bonobo-activation,libbonobo}, idl/bonobo-{,activation-}2.0}

Short Descriptions


are a set of language and system independent CORBA interfaces for creating reusable components and compound documents.

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