Introduction to libgnomeprint

The libgnomeprint package contains libgnomeprint libraries.

Package Information

libgnomeprint Dependencies


Pango-1.12.3, libart_lgpl-2.3.17, Fontconfig-2.3.2, popt-1.10.4, libxml2-2.6.26, and XML::Parser-2.34


libgnomecups-0.2.2, GTK-Doc-1.6, and DocBook-utils-0.6.14

If you have CUPS-1.2.7 installed, you must also have libgnomecups-0.2.2 installed or pass --without-cups to the configure command in the instructions below.

User Notes:

Installation of libgnomeprint



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 libgnomeprint by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) \
            --disable-gtk-doc &&

The test suite requires Acroread-4 to be installed and passing --with-metadata-printer to the configure script. If the previous requirements are met and you wish to run the regression tests, change directories to the tests directory and issue: ./

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.

--disable-gtk-doc: This switch prevents rebuilding the documentation during the make command. Remove this parameter if you have GTK-Doc installed and wish to rebuild the documentation.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: libgnomeprint-2-2.{so,a} and numerous filters and modules
Installed Directories: The following subdirectories of $GNOME_PREFIX/: include/libgnomeprint-2.2, lib/libgnomeprint, share/{,gtk-doc/html/}libgnomeprint

Short Descriptions


implements the GNOME Printing Architecture.

Last updated on 2006-06-26 14:00:09 -0500