GConf Editor-2.18.0

Introduction to GConf Editor

The GConf Editor package contains a GUI editor for the GConf configuration database.

Package Information

GConf Editor Dependencies


libgnomeui-2.18.1 and GNOME Doc Utils-0.10.3



User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/gconf-editor

Installation of GConf Editor

Install GConf Editor by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) \
            --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.18.3 \
            --localstatedir=/var/lib &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0): Setting the prefix using this parameter instead of with $GNOME_PREFIX will ensure that the prefix is consistent with the installation environment and the package will be installed in the correct location.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.18.3: This parameter causes the configuration files to be installed in /etc/gnome/2.18.3 instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc. Additionally (if applicable), the parameter ensures that the GConf-2 database is correctly updated.

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This parameter is used so that all ScrollKeeper files are installed in, and the ScrollKeeper database is properly updated in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of some files being installed in $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.


Installed Program: gconf-editor
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: $GNOME_PREFIX/share/{gnome/help, omf, pixmaps}/gconf-editor

Short Descriptions


allows direct modification of the GConf configuration database.

Last updated on 2007-08-11 16:21:32 -0500