Introduction to Gedit

The Gedit package contains a lightweight UTF-8 text editor for the GNOME Desktop.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.8 platform.

Package Information

Gedit Dependencies


gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.16.1, gtksourceview-3.16.1, Itstool-2.0.2, and libpeas-1.14.0



GTK-Doc-1.24, Vala-0.28.1, and zeitgeist

User Notes:

Installation of Gedit

Install Gedit 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

--disable-spell: Use this switch to disable spell-checking capability. It is required if Enchant is not installed.

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


Installed Program: gedit and gnome-text-editor (symlink to gedit)
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gedit-3.14 and /usr/{lib,libexec,share{,/gtk-doc/html,/help/*}}/gedit

Short Descriptions


is a lightweight text editor integrated with the GNOME Desktop.

Last updated on 2015-09-27 13:40:33 -0700