Introduction to GTK+

The GTK+ package contains GTK+ Libraries. These are useful for creating graphical user interfaces for applications.

Package information

Installation of GTK+

Install GTK+ by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc \
    --without-libtiff --without-libjpeg &&

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc: This switch installs the configuration files into /etc instead of /usr/etc.

--without-libtiff: Omit this switch if you have libtiff installed.

--without-libjpeg: Omit this switch if you have libjpeg installed.

--enable-gtk-doc: This switch will rebuild the API documentation during the make command.


Installed Programs: gdk-pixbuf-csource, gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders, gtk-demo, gtk-query-immodules-2.0, gtk-update-icon-cache
Installed Libraries:,,, and numerous engine, module and loader plugins
Installed Directories: /etc/gtk-2.0, /usr/include/gtk-2.0, /usr/lib/gtk-2.0, /usr/share/gtk-2.0, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/[gdk,gdk-pixbuf,gtk], /usr/share/themes/Default/gtk* and /usr/share/themes/Emacs/gtk-2.0-key

Short Descriptions


generates C code containing images, useful for compiling images directly into programs.


collects information about loadable modules for gdk-pixbuf and writes it to standard output.


collects information about loadable input method modules for GTK+ and writes it to standard output.


creates mmap()able cache files for icon themes.

GTK+ Libraries

provide an API to implement graphical user interfaces.

Last updated on 2005-03-06 17:11:39 -0700