Introduction to libunique

The libunique package contains a library for writing single instance applications.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.0 platform.

Package Information

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libunique Dependencies


GTK+-2.24.33, also GTK-Doc-1.33.2 (for autoreconf)



Installation of libunique

Install libunique by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../libunique-1.1.6-upstream_fixes-1.patch &&
autoreconf -fi &&

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

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-dbus: This switch disables D-Bus backend in favor of the GDBus backend.

--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 Programs: None
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/unique-1.0 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/unique

Short Descriptions

contains the libunique API functions for single instance support