Introduction to ORBit2

The ORBit2 package contains a high-performance CORBA Object Request Broker. This allows programs to send requests and receive replies from other programs.

Package Information

ORBit2 Dependencies


libIDL-0.8.5 and popt-1.7-5


GTK-Doc-1.3 and OpenSSL-0.9.7g

Installation of ORBit2

Install ORBit2 by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$GNOME_PREFIX --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--prefix=$GNOME_PREFIX: This is the Base installation for GNOME-2 from which all future installations will receive their prefix parameter. Be sure that GNOME_PREFIX is set for this install or globally to your install directory as described in the introduction of this Chapter.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.


Installed Programs: ior-decode-2, linc-cleanup-sockets, orbit-idl-2, orbit2-config and typelib-dump
Installed Libraries: libname-server-2.a, libORBit-2.[so,a], libORBit-imodule-2.[so,a], libORBitCosNaming-2.[so,a], and Everything_module.[so,a]
Installed Directories: $GNOME_PREFIX/include/orbit-2.0, $GNOME_PREFIX/lib/orbit-2.0, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gtk-doc/html/ORBit2, and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/idl/orbit-2.0

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