Introduction to gnome-keyring

The gnome-keyring package contains a daemon that keeps passwords and other secrets for users.

Package Information

gnome-keyring Dependencies


GTK+-2.10.13 and XML::Parser-2.34


D-BUS-1.0.2 and intltool-0.35.5

User Notes:

Installation of gnome-keyring



The instructions below are based on installing the package into a GNOME-2 environment. If, for whatever reason, you're installing this package without having ORBit2 and the core GNOME-2 libraries installed, you'll need to modify the --prefix= parameter on the configure script to point to your desired installation path (e.g., --prefix=/usr).

Install gnome-keyring by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) \
            --libexecdir=$(pkg-config \
                --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0)/lib/gnome-keyring &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m755 -d $(pkg-config \
        --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0)/share/doc/gnome-keyring-0.8.1 &&
install -v -m644 *.txt $(pkg-config \
        --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0)/share/doc/gnome-keyring-0.8.1

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.

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


Installed Program: gnome-keyring-daemon
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: The following subdirectories of $GNOME_PREFIX/: include/gnome-keyring-1, lib/gnome-keyring and share/doc/gnome-keyring-0.8.1

Short Descriptions


is a session daemon that keeps passwords for users.

let other applications utilize gnome-keyring-daemon.

Last updated on 2007-07-25 09:48:30 -0500