Introduction to Xfconf

Xfconf is the configuration storage system for Xfce.

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

Package Information

Xfconf Dependencies


dbus-glib-0.104 and libxfce4util-4.10.1


GTK-Doc-1.21 and Perl Module Glib (you may want to use build and installation instructions or alternate auto installation instructions)

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

Installation of Xfconf

Install Xfconf by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --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.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Program: xfconf-query
Installed Library: libxfconf.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/xfconf-0, /usr/lib/xfce4 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/xfconf

Short Descriptions


is a commandline utility to view or change any setting stored in Xfconf.


contains basic functions for Xfce configuration.

Last updated on 2015-02-22 14:34:08 -0800