Introduction to GNOME Desktop

The GNOME Desktop package contains a library that provides an API shared by several applications on the GNOME Desktop.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.10 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Desktop Dependencies


gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.20.0, GTK+-3.20.9, ISO Codes-3.69, itstool-2.0.2, libxml2-2.9.4, and xkeyboard-config-2.18




User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Desktop

Install GNOME Desktop by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr                 \

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-gnome-distributor="Some Name": Use this parameter to supply a custom name in the “Distributor:” field of the “GNOME About” display window.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gnome-desktop-3.0, /usr/share/gnome, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gnome-desktop3, /usr/share/help/*/{fdl,gpl,lgpl}, and /usr/share/libgnome-desktop-3.0

Short Descriptions

contains functions shared by several GNOME applications.

Last updated on 2016-08-29 13:59:18 -0700