gnome-shell-42.3.1

Introduction to GNOME Shell

The GNOME Shell is the core user interface of the GNOME Desktop environment.

[Note]

Note

Development versions of BLFS may not build or run some packages properly if dependencies have been updated since the most recent stable versions of the book.

Package Information

GNOME Shell Dependencies

Required

evolution-data-server-3.44.3, Gjs-1.72.1, gnome-autoar-0.4.3, gnome-control-center-42.3, GTK-4.6.6, Mutter-42.3, sassc-3.6.2, startup-notification-0.12, and elogind-246.10

Recommended

Recommended (Runtime)

Optional

GTK-Doc-1.33.2 and bash-completion

Runtime Dependencies

adwaita-icon-theme-42.0, DConf-0.40.0, GDM-42.0, gnome-backgrounds-42.0, and telepathy-mission-control-5.16.6

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

Installation of GNOME Shell

Install GNOME Shell by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

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

This package does not come with a working test suite in a SystemV environment.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

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

patch ...: This patch fixes a bug when trying to start an xwayland application on non systemd.

-Dsystemd=false: Prevents installing systemd files, which are not needed in this version of BLFS.

-Dtests=false: Remove this switch if you want to build the tests. But then meson will fail if Mutter-42.3 tests are not installed.

Contents

Installed Programs: gnome-extensions, gnome-extensions-app, gnome-shell, gnome-shell-extension-prefs, gnome-shell-extension-tool, and gnome-shell-perf-tool
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/gnome-shell, /usr/share/gnome-shell, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/{shell,st} (optional), and /usr/share/xdg-desktop-portal/

Short Descriptions

gnome-shell

provides the core user interface functions for the GNOME 3 Desktop