GNOME Applets-2.18.0

Introduction to GNOME Applets

The GNOME Applets package contains small applications which generally run in the background and display their output to the GNOME panel.

Package Information

GNOME Applets Dependencies


ScrollKeeper-0.3.14, GAIL-1.18.0, GNOME Icon Theme-2.18.0, GNOME Panel-2.18.3

Optional to Build the Invest Applet

PyGTK-2.10.6 (including the gtk and gtk.libglade modules) and Gnome-Python-Desktop-2.18.0 (including the gnomeapplet module)


LibGTop-2.14.9, Control Center-2.18.1, GStreamer Base Plug-ins-0.10.13, HAL-, libgnomekbd-2.18.2, gucharmap-1.10.0, system-tools-backends-1.4.2, DocBook-utils-0.6.14, libapm, and libnotify

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Applets

Install GNOME Applets by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) \
            --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.18.3 \
            --localstatedir=/var/lib \
            --libexecdir=$(pkg-config \
                --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0)/lib/gnome-applets \
            --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 &&
make -C man install-man

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/2.18.3: This parameter causes the configuration files to be installed in /etc/gnome/2.18.3 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-applets: This parameter causes the libexec files to be installed in the preferred location of in $GNOME_PREFIX/lib/gnome-applets 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).

make -C man install-man: This command installs the man-pages that are not installed during make install.


Installed Program: cpufreq-selector
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: The following subdirectories of $GNOME_PREFIX/: include/libgweather, lib/gnome-applets, share/{gnome-applets, {gnome/help,omf}/{too many to list}, pixmaps/{accessx-status-applet, cpufreq-applet, stickynotes}, xmodmap}

Last updated on 2007-08-12 11:35:36 -0500