Introduction to GNOME Menus

The GNOME Menus package contains an implementation of the draft Desktop Menu Specification from It also contains the GNOME menu layout configuration files, .directory files and a menu related utility program.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 systemd platform.

Package Information

GNOME Menus Dependencies




User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Menus

Install GNOME Menus by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --disable-static &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /etc/xdg/menus, /usr/include/gnome-menus-3.0, and /usr/share/desktop-directories

Short Descriptions

contains functions required to support GNOME's implementation of the Desktop Menu Specification.

Last updated on 2014-08-25 18:22:00 -0700