gnome-session-3.22.2

Introduction to GNOME Session

The GNOME Session package contains the GNOME session manager.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.10 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Session Dependencies

Required

dbus-glib-0.108, gnome-desktop-3.22.2, JSON-GLib-1.2.2, Mesa-13.0.3, and UPower-0.99.4

Optional

GConf-3.2.6, xmlto-0.0.28, and libxslt-1.1.29 with docbook-xml-4.5 and docbook-xsl-1.79.1 (to build the documentation)

Runtime Dependencies

Systemd-232

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/gnome-session

Installation of GNOME Session

When running Gnome under Wayland-1.12.0, environment settings are not imported for the user using the system's /etc/profile. The Wayland developers are currently undecided on a standard method to provide system environment settings for user sessions. To work around this limitation, execute the following commands to import the system environment from /etc/profile:

mv gnome-session/gnome-session.{in,bak} &&
cat > gnome-session/gnome-session.in << "EOF" &&
#!/bin/sh

# Source /etc/profile if running in Xwayland
if [ "${XDG_SESSION_TYPE}" == "wayland" ]; then
    . /etc/profile
fi
EOF
sed 's@#!/bin/sh@@' gnome-session/gnome-session.bak >> \
    gnome-session/gnome-session.in

Install GNOME Session by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --docdir=/usr/share/doc/gnome-session-3.22.2 &&
make

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-docbook-docs: This switch is used to enable building the documentation.

Contents

Installed Programs: gnome-session, gnome-session-inhibit, and gnome-session-quit
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/doc/gnome-session-3.22.2 and /usr/share/gnome-session

Short Descriptions

gnome-session

is used to start up the GNOME Desktop environment.

gnome-session-inhibit

is used to inhibit certain GNOME Session functionality while executing the given command.

gnome-session-quit

is used to end the GNOME Session.

Last updated on 2017-01-14 18:20:55 -0600