Introduction to obconf-qt

The obconf-qt package is an OpenBox Qt based configuration tool.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.0 platform.

Package Information

obconf-qt Dependencies


GTK+-2.24.31 (for gtk-update-icon-cache), hicolor-icon-theme-0.15, liblxqt-0.11.1, and openbox-3.6.1


git-2.11.1 (to download translation files) or lxqt-l10n-0.11.2 (to add localization files)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/obconf-qt

Installation of obconf-qt

Install obconf-qt by running the following commands:

mkdir -v build &&
cd       build &&

cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release          \
      -DPULL_TRANSLATIONS=no              \
      ..       &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If lxqt-l10n-0.11.2 is not installed in /usr, the translation files are not found. To cure that, run, as the root:

if [ "$LXQT_PREFIX" != /usr ]; then
  ln -s $LXQT_PREFIX/share/obconf-qt /usr/share

Note that the above instruction works only if LXQT_PREFIX has been set as explained in LXQt Pre-Install.

Command Explanations

-DPULL_TRANSLATIONS=no: Removes the need for git-2.11.1, which would otherwise be requested to download the translation files.


Installed Program: obconf-qt
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: None

Short Descriptions


is a GUI Qt based configuration tool for OpenBox.

Last updated on 2017-02-21 12:13:57 -0800