gnome-session-42.0

Introduction to GNOME Session

The GNOME Session package contains the GNOME session manager.

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Package Information

GNOME Session Dependencies

Required

elogind-246.10, gnome-desktop-42.3, JSON-GLib-1.6.6, Mesa-22.1.4, and UPower-1.90.0

Optional

xmlto-0.0.28, and libxslt-1.1.35 with docbook-xml-4.5 and docbook-xsl-nons-1.79.2 (to build the documentation)

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/gnome-session

Installation of GNOME Session

When running GNOME under Wayland-1.21.0, environment settings are not imported for the user using the system profile. The Wayland developers are currently undecided on a standard method to provide system environment settings for user sessions. To work around this limitation, execute the following command to make gnome-session use a login shell:

sed 's@/bin/sh@/bin/sh -l@' -i gnome-session/gnome-session.in

Adapt meson.build so that gnome-session can build without systemd:

sed -i "/  systemd_dep/,+3d;/if enable_systemd/a \    systemd_userunitdir = '/tmp\'" meson.build

Install GNOME Session by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr           \
      --buildtype=release     \
      -Dsystemd_journal=false \
      .. &&
ninja

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Move the documentation to a versioned directory:

mv -v /usr/share/doc/gnome-session{,-42.0}

Now, as the root user, remove systemd units that are useless on SysV systems:

rm -rv /tmp/{*.d,*.target,*.service}

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

Contents

Installed Programs: gnome-session, gnome-session-custom-session, gnome-session-inhibit, and gnome-session-quit
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/doc/gnome-session-42.0 and /usr/share/gnome-session

Short Descriptions

gnome-session

is used to start up the GNOME Desktop environment

gnome-session-inhibit

is used to inhibit certain GNOME Session functionality while executing the given command

gnome-session-quit

is used to end the GNOME Session