Introduction to GNOME Terminal

The GNOME Terminal package contains the terminal emulator for GNOME Desktop.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Terminal Dependencies


appdata-tools-0.1.8, DConf-0.22.0, gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.14.1, Itstool-2.0.2, and VTE-0.38.3


User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Terminal

Install GNOME Terminal by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr             \
            --disable-static          \
            --disable-migration       \
            --disable-search-provider &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
sed -e 's/System/Utility/' \
    -i /usr/share/applications/gnome-terminal.desktop


To run GNOME Terminal, the environment variable LANG> must be set to a UTF-8 locale.

Command Explanations

--disable-search-provider: This switch disables “search gnome-shell” provider. Necessary, because gnome-shell is not in BLFS. Remove it, if you have gnome-shell installed.

--disable-migration: This switch disables building of the GNOME Terminal GConf migration tool which is not necessary for BLFS.

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

sed -e ... gnome-terminal.desktop: Fixes submenu for gnome-terminal entry.


Installed Program: gnome-terminal and gnome-terminal-server
Installed Libraries: /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-3.0/
Installed Directories: /usr/share/help/*/gnome-terminal

Short Descriptions


is the GNOME Terminal Emulator.

Last updated on 2015-03-03 16:19:21 -0800