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-8.3 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Terminal Dependencies


DConf-0.28.0, gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.28.0, itstool-2.0.4, pcre2-10.31, and VTE-0.52.2



desktop-file-utils-0.23, and appstream-glib

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Terminal

Install GNOME Terminal by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr             \
            --disable-static          \
            --disable-migration       \
            --disable-search-provider \
            --without-nautilus-extension &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


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

Command Explanations

--disable-search-provider: This switch disables the “search gnome-shell” provider. This is necessary because gnome-shell is not in BLFS. Remove this if you have gnome-shell installed.

--without-nautilus-extension: This switch disables the a dependency on the nautilus file manager.

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

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


Installed Program: gnome-terminal
Installed Libraries: /usr/lib/nautilus/extensions-3.0/ (Nautilus Extension)
Installed Directories: /usr/share/help/*/gnome-terminal

Short Descriptions


is the GNOME Terminal Emulator.

Last updated on 2018-08-30 18:48:05 -0700