Gedit-42.2

Introduction to Gedit

The Gedit package contains a lightweight UTF-8 text editor for the GNOME Desktop.

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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

Gedit Dependencies

Required

git-2.37.3, gsettings-desktop-schemas-42.0, gtksourceview4-4.8.3, itstool-2.0.7, and libpeas-1.32.0

Recommended

Optional

GTK-Doc-1.33.2, Vala-0.56.3, and zeitgeist

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

Installation of Gedit

Install Gedit by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

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

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install
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Note

If you installed the package to your system using a DESTDIR method, /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/gschemas.compiled was not updated/created. Create (or update) the file using the following command as the root user:

glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas

Command Explanations

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

-Duser_documentation=false: This switch disables generating the user documentation. Omit this switch if you have GTK-Doc-1.33.2 installed and wish to generate the user documentation.

-Dgtk_doc=true: Use this option to build the reference manual (needs GTK-Doc-1.33.2).

Contents

Installed Program: gedit
Installed Libraries: libgedit-41.0.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gedit-41 and /usr/{lib,share,share/gtk-doc/html,share/help/*}/gedit

Short Descriptions

gedit

is a lightweight text editor integrated with the GNOME Desktop