Introduction to libgnomekbd

The libgnomekbd package contains xkb hooks used by the GNOME desktop.

Package Information

libgnomekbd Dependencies


libxklavier-3.2 and libgnomeui-2.18.1



User Notes:

Installation of libgnomekbd

Install libgnomekbd by running the following commands:

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

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.


Installed Program: gkbd-indicator-plugins-capplet
Installed Libraries: libgnomekbd.{so,a} and libgnomekbdui.{so,a}
Installed Directories: The following subdirectories of $GNOME_PREFIX: /include/libgnomekbd and /share/libgnomekbd

Short Descriptions


is used internally by the GNOME desktop to interface with xkb.


contain the X keyboard API functions to support xkb on the GNOME desktop.

Last updated on 2007-07-27 13:49:21 -0500