Introduction to AccountsService

The AccountsService package provides a set of D-Bus interfaces for querying and manipulating user account information and an implementation of these interfaces based on the usermod(8), useradd(8) and userdel(8) commands.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.

Package Information

AccountsService Dependencies


libxslt-1.1.28 and Polkit-0.111



GTK-Doc-1.19 and xmlto-0.0.25

User Notes:

Installation of AccountsService

Install AccountsService by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr            \
            --sysconfdir=/etc        \
            --localstatedir=/var     \
            --enable-admin-group=adm \
            --disable-static         \
            --libexecdir=/usr/lib/accountsservice &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-admin-group=adm: This switch sets group for administrator accounts.

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

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


Installed Program: accounts-daemon
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/accountsservice-1.0, /usr/lib/accountsservice, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libaccountsservice, and /var/lib/AccountsService

Short Descriptions


is the AccountsService daemon.

contains the AccountsService API functions.

Last updated on 2013-09-03 12:08:19 -0700