GNOME Applets-2.10.1

Introduction to GNOME Applets

The GNOME Applets package contains small applications which generally run in the background and display their output to the GNOME panel.

Package Information

GNOME Applets Dependencies


GAIL-1.8.3, GNOME Panel-2.10.1 and libxklavier-2.0


LibGTop-2.10.1, gst-plugins-0.8.10, gucharmap-1.4.3, system-tools-backends-1.2.0, DocBook-utils-0.6.14 and libapm

Installation of GNOME Applets

Install GNOME Applets by running the following commands:

export PRE=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` &&
./configure --prefix=$PRE --libexecdir=$PRE/sbin \
    --localstatedir=/var/lib --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome &&
make tooldir=$PRE/lib/gnome-applets

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:



If you switch to the root user in a manner which causes the PRE environment variable to be unset, ensure you set it again before installing the package.

make tooldir=$PRE/lib/gnome-applets install &&
make -C man install-man &&
chmod -v 644 $PRE/share/gnome/help/\

Remove the variable from the unprivileged user's environment using the following command:

unset PRE

Command Explanations

--libexecdir=$PRE/sbin: This switch puts libexec files in $GNOME_PREFIX/sbin instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/libexec.

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This switch puts ScrollKeeper files in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.

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

tooldir=$PRE/lib/gnome-applets: This puts the mini-commander applet files in $PRE/lib/gnome-applets instead of $PRE/sbin/gnome-applets.

make -C man install-man: This installs the man-pages in $PRE/man.


Installed Programs: accessx-status-applet, battstat-applet-2, charpick_applet2, cpufreq-applet, cpufreq-selector, drivemount_applet2, geyes_applet2, gnome-keyboard-applet, gswitchit-plugins-capplet, gtik2_applet2, gweather-applet-2, mini_commander_applet, mixer_applet2, modem_applet, multiload-applet-2, null_applet, stickynotes_applet, and trashapplet
Installed Libraries: bonobo servers
Installed Directories: several config directories under the /etc/gnome/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults/ hierarchy, $GNOME_PREFIX/include/libgswitchit, $GNOME_PREFIX/lib/gnome-applets, several help directories under the $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnome/help/ hierarchy, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/gnome-applets, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/omf/gnome-applets, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/pixmaps/[accessx-status-applet,cpufreq-applet,stickynotes], and $GNOME_PREFIX/share/xmodmap

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