Introduction to gnome-backgrounds

The gnome-backgrounds package contains a collection of graphics files which can be used as backgrounds in the GNOME desktop environment. Additionally, the package creates the proper framework and directory structure so that you can add your own files to the collection.

Package Information

gnome-backgrounds Dependencies





User Notes:

Installation of gnome-backgrounds



The instructions below are based on installing the package into a GNOME-2 environment. If, for whatever reason, you're installing this package without having ORBit2 and the core GNOME-2 libraries installed, you'll need to modify the --prefix= parameter on the configure script to point to your desired installation path (e.g., --prefix=/usr).

Install gnome-backgrounds by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0): Setting the prefix using this parameter instead of with $GNOME_PREFIX will ensure that the prefix is consistent with the installation environment and the package will be installed in the correct location.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: $GNOME_PREFIX/share/{gnome-background-properties, pixmaps/backgrounds}

Short Descriptions

GNOME backgrounds

are backgrounds for the GNOME desktop.

Last updated on 2007-01-18 13:38:19 -0600