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-8.2 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Shell Dependencies


Caribou-0.4.21, evolution-data-server-3.28.0, Gjs-1.52.0, gnome-control-center-3.28.0, libcroco-0.6.12, Mutter-3.28.0, sassc-3.5.0, startup-notification-0.12, and Systemd-238



GTK-Doc-1.28 and sass

Runtime Dependencies

adwaita-icon-theme-3.26.1, DConf-0.28.0, GDM-3.28.0, gnome-backgrounds-3.28.0, 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:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test. You must be running an X session to run the tests.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install


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 2018-04-02 23:23:03 -0500