Introduction to LXAppearance

The LXAppearance package contains a desktop-independent theme switcher for GTK+.

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

Package Information

LXAppearance Dependencies





libxslt-1.1.28 with docbook-xml-4.5 and docbook-xsl-1.78.1 (to build man pages)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/lxappearance

Installation of LXAppearance

Install LXAppearance by running the following commands:

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

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-dbus: This switch enables DBus support in LXAppearance which is useful for communicating with LXSession. Remove it if you are not building LXDE or have not installed dbus-glib-0.104.

--enable-man: Use this switch if you have installed optional dependencies and wish to rebuild the manual pages.

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


Installed Program: lxappearance
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/include/lxappearance and /usr/share/lxappearance

Short Descriptions


is a program used to change GTK+ themes, icon themes, and fonts used by applications.

Last updated on 2015-03-01 02:42:20 -0800