Introduction to GConf

The GConf package contains a configuration database system.

Package Information

GConf Dependencies


ORBit2-2.12.2 and libxml2-2.6.20


GTK+-2.6.7, GTK-Doc-1.3 and DocBook-utils-0.6.14

Installation of GConf

Install GConf by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin \
    --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--libexecdir=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0`/sbin: This switch puts libexec files in $GNOME_PREFIX/sbin instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/libexec.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts GNOMEGConf-2 configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc. This installation controls all future installations of schemas. If you change the location (which includes eliminating this parameter), it must be consistent for every subsequent GNOMEGConf-2 package installation.


Installed Programs: gconf-merge-tree, gconf-sanity-check-2, gconfd-2, and gconftool-2
Installed Library: libgconf-2.[so,a]
Installed Directories: /etc/gnome/gconf, $GNOME_PREFIX/include/gconf, $GNOME_PREFIX/lib/GConf, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gtk-doc/html/gconf, and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/sgml/gconf

Short Descriptions


provide the functions necessary to maintain the configuration database.

Last updated on 2005-08-01 13:29:19 -0600