libsecret-0.20.5

Introduction to libsecret

The libsecret package contains a GObject based library for accessing the Secret Service API.

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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

libsecret Dependencies

Required

GLib-2.74.0

Recommended

Optional

GTK-Doc-1.33.2 and docbook-xml-4.5, docbook-xsl-nons-1.79.2, libxslt-1.1.37 (to build manual pages), and Valgrind-3.20.0 (can be used in tests)

Optional (Required for the testsuite)

D-Bus Python-1.3.2, Gjs-1.74.1, PyGObject-3.42.2 (Python 3 module), and tpm2-tss

Runtime Dependency

gnome-keyring-42.1

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Note

Any package requiring libsecret expects GNOME Keyring to be present at runtime.

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/libsecret

Installation of libsecret

Install libsecret by running the following commands:

mkdir bld &&
cd bld &&

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

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Command Explanations

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

-Dgtk_doc=false: Remove this if you have GTK-Doc-1.33.2 installed and want to rebuild the documentation with it.

-Dmanpage=false: Use this switch if you have not installed libxslt-1.1.37 and DocBook packages.

-Dgcrypt=false: Use this switch if you have not installed the recommended dependency of libgcrypt-1.10.1.

Contents

Installed Program: secret-tool
Installed Library: libsecret-1.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libsecret-1 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libsecret-1

Short Descriptions

secret-tool

is a command line tool that can be used to store and retrieve passwords

libsecret-1.so

contains the libsecret API functions