Introduction to GNOME Shell

The GNOME Shell is the core user interface of the GNOME Desktop environment.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.1 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Shell Dependencies


Caribou-0.4.21, evolution-data-server-3.24.5, Gjs-1.48.6, gnome-control-center-3.24.3, libcroco-0.6.12, Mutter-3.24.4, startup-notification-0.12, and Systemd-234



GTK-Doc-1.26 and sass

Runtime Dependencies

adwaita-icon-theme-3.24.0, DConf-0.26.0, GDM-3.24.2, gnome-backgrounds-3.24.0, gnome-menus-3.13.3, gnome-themes-standard-3.22.3, and telepathy-mission-control-5.16.4

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Shell

Install GNOME Shell by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: gnome-shell, gnome-shell-extension-prefs, gnome-shell-extension-tool, and gnome-shell-perf-tool
Installed Libraries: (Browser Plugin)
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/gnome-shell, /usr/share/gnome-shell, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/{shell,st}, and /usr/share/xdg-desktop-portal/

Short Descriptions


provides the core user interface functions for the GNOME 3 Desktop.

Last updated on 2017-08-30 17:02:22 -0700