libsecret-0.18.8

Introduction to libsecret

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

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

Package Information

libsecret Dependencies

Required

GLib-2.60.4

Recommended

Optional

GTK-Doc-1.30 and docbook-xml-4.5, docbook-xsl-1.79.2, and libxslt-1.1.33 (to build manual pages)

Optional (Required for the testsuite)

D-Bus Python-1.2.8, Gjs-1.56.2, and PyGObject-3.32.1 (Python 3 module)

Runtime Dependency

gnome-keyring-3.28.2

[Note]

Note

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

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

Installation of libsecret

Install libsecret by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&
make

Now, as the root user:

make install

To test the results, issue: make check, after the package is installed. The test suite should be run from a local GUI session started with dbus-launch.

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

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

--disable-manpages: Use this switch if you have not installed libxslt-1.1.33 and DocBook packages.

--disable-gcrypt: Use this switch if you have not installed the recommended dependency of libgcrypt-1.8.4.

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.

Last updated on 2019-05-29 16:46:44 -0500