Introduction to At-Spi2 Core

The At-Spi2 Core package is a part of the GNOME Accessibility Project. It provides a Service Provider Interface for the Assistive Technologies available on the GNOME platform and a library against which applications can be linked.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.4 platform.

Package Information

At-Spi2 Core Dependencies


dbus-1.12.16, GLib-2.60.5, and Xorg Libraries

Optional (Required if building GNOME)




User Notes:

Installation of At-Spi2 Core

First, fix an issue with Meson-0.50.0:

sed -i 's/subdir:/install_dir:/' atspi/

Install At-Spi2 Core by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr     \
      --sysconfdir=/etc \
      -Dsystemd_user_dir=no .. &&

A session bus address, normally available in an Xorg terminal, is necessary to run the tests. To test the results, issue: ninja test. The memory test is known to timeout.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-Dsystemd_user_dir=no: This flag disables the installation of systemd unit files on SysV, where they are unable to be used.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/at-spi-2.0, /usr/share/defaults/at-spi2, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libatspi

Short Descriptions

contains the At-Spi2 API functions.

Last updated on 2019-06-26 22:12:23 -0500