GNOME Utilities-2.18.1

Introduction to GNOME Utilities

The GNOME Utilities package contains a collection of small applications designed to make your life a little easier.

Package Information

GNOME Utilities Dependencies


GNOME Panel-2.18.3, libgnomeprintui-2.18.0, and LibGTop-2.14.9


intltool-0.35.5, Linux-PAM- (only if consolehelper is also installed), and HAL-

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Utilities

Install GNOME Utilities 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-utils \
            --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.

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

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild the API documentation.

--with-pam-prefix=/etc/pam.d: This parameter causes the PAM files to be installed in the correct location of /etc/pam.d instead of /etc/gnome/2.18.3.


Installed Programs: gfloppy, gnome-dictionary, gnome-panel-screenshot, gnome-screenshot, gnome-search-tool, and gnome-system-log
Installed Libraries: libgdict-1.0.{so,a}
Installed Directories: The following subdirectories of $GNOME_PREFIX/: include/gdict-1.0, lib/gnome-utils, share/{gnome-{screenshot, system-log, utils}, gnome/help/{gfloppy, gnome-dictionary, gnome-search-tool, gnome-system-log} omf/gnome-utils, pixmaps/gsearchtool}

Short Descriptions


formats floppy disks under Linux.


allows you to look up definitions and spelling of words.


is used to capture the contents of the current desktop as a graphics formatted file.


allows you to search for files on your system using simple and advanced search options.


allows you to monitor and view system log files.

Last updated on 2007-07-26 13:58:49 -0500