Introduction to libgnome

The libgnome package contains the libgnome library.

Package Information

libgnome Dependencies


libbonobo-2.18.0 and GNOME Virtual File System-2.18.1

Recommended (if you plan on installing the GNOME desktop)


GTK-Doc-1.8 and intltool-0.35.5

User Notes:

Installation of libgnome

Install libgnome 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 \
            --disable-esd &&

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 sets LIBGNOME_LOCALSTATEDIR to /var/lib instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/var to synchronize with the GNOME Games installation and properly record high scores in /var/lib/games.

--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).

--disable-esd: This parameter is required if EsounD-0.2.37 is not installed. Remove it if the package is installed.

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


Installed Program: gnome-open
Installed Libraries: libgnome-2.{so,a} and the libmoniker_extra_2.{so,a} bonobo library
Installed Directories: /etc/gnome/2.18.3/sound, and the following subdirectories of $GNOME_PREFIX/: include/libgnome-2.0, share/gtk-doc/html/libgnome

Short Descriptions


are the non-GUI portion of the GNOME libraries.

Last updated on 2008-03-26 12:02:13 -0500