Introduction to obconf-qt

The obconf-qt package is an OpenBox Qt based configuration tool.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.2 platform.

Package Information

obconf-qt Dependencies


GTK+-2.24.32 (for gtk-update-icon-cache), hicolor-icon-theme-0.17, liblxqt-0.12.0, and openbox-3.6.1


git-2.16.2 (to download translation files) or lxqt-l10n-0.12.0 (to add localization files)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/obconf-qt

Installation of obconf-qt

Install obconf-qt by running the following commands:

mkdir -v build &&
cd       build &&

cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release          \
      -DPULL_TRANSLATIONS=no              \
      ..       &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you installed in /opt, again as the root user:

if [ "$LXQT_PREFIX" != /usr ]; then
  ln -svf $LXQT_PREFIX/share/applications/obconf-qt.desktop \

Command Explanations

-DPULL_TRANSLATIONS=no: Removes the need for git-2.16.2, which would otherwise be requested to download the translation files.


Installed Program: obconf-qt
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: None

Short Descriptions


is a Qt based GUI configuration tool for OpenBox.

Last updated on 2018-02-21 06:35:18 -0600