Introduction to mcs
The mcs package is a library and
set of tools which abstract the storage of configuration settings
away from userland applications. There are similar projects like
this (such as GConf), but unlike
those projects, mcs strictly
handles abstraction. It does not impose any specific data storage
requirement, nor is it tied to any desktop environment or software
GConf-188.8.131.52 and kdelibs-3.5.9
User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/mcs
Installation of mcs
Install mcs by running the
./configure --prefix=/usr &&
This package does not come with a test suite.
Now, as the
make install &&
install -v -m644 -D README /usr/share/doc/mcs-0.7.0/README
--with-qt-path=/usr/share/qt: If you
have kdelibs-3.5.9 installed, you must pass
additional parameters to the configure script to identify the
location of Qt and, possibly, KDE libraries and interface headers.
For additional information about the various storage backends
(including the default XDG-compliant backend), see the
README file in the source tree.
There are various ways to configure mcs to use a specific backend on a site-wide
or individual user basis. If the default file-based storage backend
is suitable, no configuration steps are required. See section 2 of
README file in the source tree
mcs-query-backends and mcs-setconfval
libmcs.so and backend storage
/usr/include/mcs, /usr/lib/mcs and
queries mcs for a
displays information about the current installation and
configuration of mcs.
queries mcs to determine
what backends are available.
instructs mcs to change
a configuration value.
contains the API functions required by the mcs userspace tools.
Last updated on 2008-03-17 11:00:11 -0500