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-7.7 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Desktop Dependencies


gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.14.1, GTK+-3.14.8, ISO Codes-3.57, Itstool-2.0.2, and xkeyboard-config-2.14




User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Desktop

Install GNOME Desktop by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

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/share/gnome, /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 2015-02-24 21:58:55 -0800