Introduction to GTK+

The GTK+ package contains GTK+ Libraries. This is useful for creating graphical user interfaces for applications.

Package Information

GTK+ Dependencies


GLib-1.2.10, libtiff-3.7.3, libjpeg-6b, and X (XFree86-4.5.0 or

Installation of GTK+

Install GTK+ by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--sysconfdir=/etc: This installs the configuration files into /etc instead of /usr/etc.

--with-xinput=xfree: This configuration flag is necessary to utilize alternative input devices.


Installed Program: gtk-config
Installed Libraries: libgdk.[so,a] and libgtk.[so,a]
Installed Directories: /etc/gtk, /usr/include/gtk-1.2, and /usr/share/themes

Short Descriptions


is a tool used by configure scripts to determine the compiler and linker flags that should be used to compile and link programs that use GTK+.


(GIMP Tool Kit) is a library for creating graphical user interfaces similar to the Motif “look and feel”.


is designed as a wrapper library that lies on top of Xlib. It performs many common and desired operations for a programmer instead of the programmer having to explicitly ask for such functionality from Xlib directly.

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