gnome-session-40.1.1

Introduction to GNOME Session

The GNOME Session package contains the GNOME session manager.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.0 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Session Dependencies

Required

dbus-glib-0.112, gnome-desktop-40.4, JSON-GLib-1.6.6, Mesa-21.2.1, Systemd-249, and UPower-0_99_13

Optional

GConf-3.2.6, xmlto-0.0.28, and libxslt-1.1.34 with docbook-xml-4.5 and docbook-xsl-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-1.19.0, 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

Install GNOME Session by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release .. &&
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{,-40.1.1}

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-40.1.1 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

Last updated on Mon Sep 6 19:42:49 2021 +