Introduction to obconf-qt

The obconf-qt package is an OpenBox Qt based configuration tool.

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

Package Information

The source tarball shown above was created by the BLFS team by cloning the source code repository, finding the correct version to rename accordingly the source code directory and finally making the compressed tarball. No other modification has been made.

obconf-qt Dependencies


CMake-3.6.1, openbox-3.6.1, and Qt-5.7.0

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/obconf-qt

Installation of obconf-qt

For compilation with Qt4, see “Command Explanations”, below. Install obconf-qt, linked to Qt5, by running the following commands:

mkdir -v build &&
cd       build &&

cmake -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release  \
      ..       &&

The choice of /usr prefix is due to the general characteristics of this program, which can be used without LXQt.

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

-DUSE_QT4=ON: Use this switch, if you prefer to build this application linked to Qt4.


Installed Program: obconf-qt
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directory: /usr/share/obconf-qt

Short Descriptions


is a GUI Qt based configuration tool for OpenBox.

Last updated on 2016-08-27 13:19:14 -0700