Introduction to libbonobo

The libbonobo package contains libbonobo libraries. This is a component and compound document system for GNOME-2.

Package information

libbonobo dependencies


ORBit2-2.12.0, libxml2-2.6.17 and Perl modules: XML Parser


X (XFree86-4.4.0 or and GTK-Doc-1.2

Installation of libbonobo

Install libbonobo by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin \
    --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome &&
make &&
make install 

Command explanations

--prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`: Setting the prefix with this command instead of with GNOME_PREFIX will ensure that the prefix is consistent with the installation environment.

--libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin: This switch puts libexec files in $GNOME_PREFIX/sbin instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/libexec.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.

--enable-gtk-doc: This switch rebuilds the documentation during the make command.


The libbonobo package contains activation-client, bonobo-slay, echo-client-2, bonobo-activation-run-query, bonobo-activation-server, bonobo-activation-sysconf, libbonobo-2 and libbonobo-activation libraries, the ORBit-2 bonobo module and the bonobo libmoniker library.


libbonobo libraries

libbonobo libraries are a set of language and system independent CORBA interfaces for creating reusable components and compound documents.

Last updated on 2004-11-23 00:56:22 -0700