Introduction to Galeon

The Galeon package contains a GNOME-2 browser that utilizes the Mozilla gecko rendering engine and presents the simplest interface possible for a browser.

Package Information

Galeon Dependencies


GNOME Desktop-2.10.1 and Mozilla-1.7.8 or Firefox-1.0.6 or Thunderbird-1.0.6


Nautilus-2.10.1 and libgtkhtml-2.6.3

Installation of Galeon

Compiling must be done with the same compiler version and the same optimization settings that were used to compile Mozilla.

Install Galeon by running the following commands:

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

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m755 -d \
    `pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/share/doc/galeon-1.3.21 &&
install -v -m644 FAQ README{,.ExtraPrefs} doc/{intro,bookmarks}.txt \
    `pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/share/doc/galeon-1.3.21


Installed Programs: galeon and galeon-config-tool
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/apps/galeon, /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/schemas/apps/galeon, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/doc/galeon-1.3.21, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/galeon, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnome/help/galeon, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/omf/galeon and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/sounds/galeon

Short Descriptions


is a GNOME-2 web browser using the Mozilla rendering and networking engines.


clears settings, installs schemas, removes schemas and fixes permissions in the GConf database.

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