Introduction to Gnome-keyring

The gnome-keyring package contains a daemon that keeps passwords and other secrets for users.

Package Information

Gnome-keyring Dependencies



Installation of Gnome-keyring



The instructions below are based on installing the package into a GNOME-2 environment. If, for whatever reason, you're installing this package without having ORBit2 and the core GNOME-2 libraries installed, you'll need to modify the --prefix= parameter on the configure script to point to your desired installation path (e.g., --prefix=/usr).

Install gnome-keyring by running the following commands:

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

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.


Installed Programs: gnome-keyring-ask and gnome-keyring-daemon
Installed Library:
Installed Directory: $GNOME_PREFIX/include/gnome-keyring-1

Short Descriptions


is a session daemon that keeps passwords for users.

let other applications utilize gnome-keyring-daemon.

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