GNOME Terminal-2.18.1

Introduction to GNOME Terminal

The GNOME Terminal package contains the console. This is useful for executing programs from a command prompt.

Package Information

GNOME Terminal Dependencies


libgnomeui-2.18.1, GNOME Doc Utils-0.10.3, VTE-0.16.6, and startup-notification-0.9

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Terminal

Install GNOME Terminal by running the following commands:

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

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.


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

Short Descriptions


provides the command prompt in the GNOME environment.

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