Introduction to GNOME Desktop

The GNOME Desktop package contains a library that provides an API shared by several applications on the GNOME Desktop.

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

Package Information

GNOME Desktop Dependencies


gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.8.2, GTK+-3.8.4, ISO Codes-3.46, xkeyboard-config-2.9, and yelp-xsl-3.8.1




User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Desktop

Install GNOME Desktop by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --libexecdir=/usr/lib/gnome-desktop-3.0 &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-gnome-distributor="Some Name": Use this parameter to supply a custom name in the “Distributor:” field of the “GNOME About” display window.

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


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gnome-desktop-3.0, /usr/lib/gnome-desktop-3.0, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gnome-desktop3, /usr/share/help/*/gpl, /usr/share/help/*/lgpl, /usr/share/help/*/fdl, and /usr/share/libgnome-desktop-3.0

Short Descriptions

contains functions shared by several GNOME applications.

Last updated on 2013-09-10 13:31:27 -0700