Introduction to GConf

The GConf package contains a configuration database system.

Package Information

Additional Downloads

GConf Dependencies


OAF-0.6.10 and popt-1.7-5


GTK+-1.2.10, Berkeley DB-4.3.28, Guile-1.6.7 and GTK-Doc-1.3

Installation of GConf

If you have Berkeley DB installed, apply the following patch:

patch -Np1 -i ../GConf-1.0.9-db43-2.patch

Install GConf by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/opt/gnome-1.4 &&

If you have GTK-Doc installed and wish to build the HTML documentation, issue the following commands:

cd doc/gconf &&
make templates &&
make sgml &&
make html &&
cd ../..

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: gconf-config, gconf-config-1, gconf-sanity-check-1, gconfd-1, gconftool, gconftool-1
Installed Libraries: libgconf-1.[so,a], libgconf-gtk-1.[so,a] and GConf backend modules
Installed Directories: /opt/gnome-1.4/etc/gconf, /opt/gnome-1.4/include/gconf, /opt/gnome-1.4/lib/GConf and /opt/gnome-1.4/share/gconf

Short Descriptions


provide the functions necessary to maintain the configuration database.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600