Introduction to Gedit

The Gedit package contains a lightweight UTF-8 text editor for the GNOME Desktop.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.

Package Information

Gedit Dependencies


gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.8.2, gtksourceview-3.8.2, libpeas-1.8.1, and yelp-xsl-3.8.1



GTK-Doc-1.19 and Zeitgeist

User Notes:

Installation of Gedit

Install Gedit by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --libexecdir=/usr/lib &&

To test the results, issue make check. Note that you should run tests from an already active GNOME session.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-spell: Use this switch to disable spell-checking capability. It is required if Enchant is not installed.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Program: gedit
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gedit-3.0, /usr/lib/gedit, /usr/share/gedit, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gedit, and /usr/share/help/*/gedit

Short Descriptions


is a lightweight text editor integrated with the GNOME Desktop.

Last updated on 2013-09-04 14:37:09 -0700