Introduction to Zenity

Zenity is a rewrite of gdialog, the GNOME port of dialog which allows you to display GTK+ dialog boxes from the command line and shell scripts.

Package Information

Zenity Dependencies


intltool-0.33, popt-1.7-5, libgnomecanvas-2.10.0 and ScrollKeeper-0.3.14

Installation of Zenity

Install Zenity by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --localstatedir=/var/lib &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This switch puts ScrollKeeper files in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.


Installed Programs: gdialog and zenity
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnome/help/zenity, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/omf/zenity, and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/zenity

Short Descriptions


is a Perl wrapper script which can be used with legacy scripts.


is a program that will display GTK+ dialogs, and return the user's input.

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