Introduction to GNOME Online Accounts

The GNOME Online Accounts package contains a framework used to access the user's online accounts.

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

Package Information

GNOME Online Accounts Dependencies


Gcr-3.20.0, JSON-GLib-1.2.2, rest-0.8.0, telepathy-glib-0.24.1, Vala-0.32.1, and WebKitGTK+-2.12.4



Cheese-3.20.2 (for camera tracking support), GTK-Doc-1.25, MIT Kerberos V5-1.14.3, Valgrind-3.11.0, libaccounts-glib, and account-plugins

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Online Accounts

Install GNOME Online Accounts by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--enable-kerberos: Use this switch if you have installed MIT Kerberos V5-1.14.3 and wish to use it with GNOME Online Accounts.

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


Installed Programs: goa-daemon
Installed Libraries: and
Installed Directories: /usr/include/goa-1.0, /usr/lib/goa-1.0, /usr/share/gnome-online-accounts, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/goa

Short Descriptions


is the GNOME Online Accounts Daemon.

contains the GNOME Online Accounts API functions.

contains functions used by GNOME Online Accounts backends.

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