Introduction to Telepathy GLib

The Telepathy GLib contains a library used by GLib based Telepathy components. Telepathy is a D-Bus framework for unifying real time communication, including instant messaging, voice calls and video calls. It abstracts differences between protocols to provide a unified interface for applications.

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

Package Information

Telepathy GLib Dependencies


dbus-glib-0.102 and libxslt-1.1.28




User Notes:

Installation of Telepathy GLlib

Install Telepathy GLib by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --enable-vala-bindings \
            --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-vala-bindings: This switch enables building of the Vala bindings. Remove if you don't have Vala-0.24.0 installed.

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

--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 Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/telepathy-1.0 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/telepathy-glib

Short Descriptions

contains the Telepathy GLib API functions.

Last updated on 2014-08-25 14:56:55 -0700