Introduction to Gedit

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

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

Gedit Dependencies


gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.10.1, gtksourceview-3.10.2, libpeas-1.9.0, and yelp-xsl-3.10.1



GTK-Doc-1.19 and Zeitgeist

User Notes:

Installation of Gedit

Install Gedit by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue make check from an X terminal emulator.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-spell: Use this switch to disable spell-checking capability. It is required if Enchant is not installed.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.

--libexecdir=/usr/lib: This option puts the package's private programs in /usr/lib/gedit instead of /usr/libexec/gedit in accordance with the old version of the FHS used before LFS-7.5.


Installed Program: gedit and gnome-text-editor (symlink to gedit)
Installed Libraries: /usr/lib/gedit/ and several under /usr/lib/gedit/plugins
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gedit-3.0, /usr/lib/gedit, /usr/libexec/gedit, /usr/share/gedit, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gedit, and /usr/share/help/*/gedit

Short Descriptions


is a lightweight text editor integrated with the GNOME Desktop.

Last updated on 2014-03-03 19:06:31 -0800