Introduction to GNOME Terminal

The GNOME Terminal package contains the terminal emulator for GNOME Desktop.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Terminal Dependencies


DConf-0.18.0, gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.10.1, VTE-0.34.9, and yelp-xsl-3.10.1


User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Terminal

Install GNOME Terminal by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr             \
            --disable-static          \
            --disable-migration       \
            --with-nautilus-extension &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-nautilus-extension: This switch enables building of the Nautilus extension. Remove it if you don't have Nautilus installed.

--disable-migration: This switch disables building of the GNOME Terminal GConf migration tool which is not necessary for BLFS.

--libexecdir=/usr/lib/gnome-terminal: This option creates a gnome-terminal directory in /usr/lib instead of putting the private gnome-terminal-server program into /usr/libexec in accordance with the old version of the FHS used before LFS-7.5.

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


Installed Program: gnome-terminal
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/gnome-terminal and /usr/share/help/*/gnome-terminal

Short Descriptions


is the GNOME Terminal Emulator.

Last updated on 2014-03-03 19:06:31 -0800