GNOME Keyring Manager-2.18.0

Introduction to GNOME Keyring Manager

The GNOME Keyring Manager package contains a keyring management program for the GNOME Desktop. This is useful for maintenance of a keyring database using a graphical user interface.

Package Information

GNOME Keyring Manager Dependencies


libgnomeui-2.18.1 and GNOME Doc Utils-0.10.3



User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Keyring Manager

Install GNOME Keyring Manager by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) \
            --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.18.3 \
            --localstatedir=/var/lib \
            --mandir=$(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/2.18.3: 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.

--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).


Installed Program: gnome-keyring-manager
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: $GNOME_PREFIX/share/{,gnome/help/ ,omf/}gnome-keyring-manager

Short Descriptions


is a graphical key management tool for GNOME. It allows the user to create, delete, and otherwise manipulate keys and keyrings which can be used to store passwords.

Last updated on 2008-03-13 19:38:41 -0500