DConf-0.30.1 / DConf-Editor-3.30.2

Introduction to DConf

The DConf package contains a low-level configuration system. Its main purpose is to provide a backend to GSettings on platforms that don't already have configuration storage systems.

The DConf-Editor, as the name suggests, is a graphical editor for the DConf database. Installation is optional, because gsettings from GLib-2.58.3 provides similar functionality on the commandline.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.4 platform.

Package Information

Additional Package Information

DConf Dependencies


dbus-1.12.12, GLib-2.58.3, GTK+-3.24.5 (for the editor), and libxml2-2.9.9 (for the editor)




User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/dconf

Installation of DConf

Install DConf by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc -Dbash_completion=false .. &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

As the root user:

ninja install &&
cp gsettings/libdconfsettings.so /usr/lib/gio/modules/

Now, optionally install the editor:

cd ..              &&
tar -xf ../dconf-editor-3.30.2.tar.xz &&
cd dconf-editor-3.30.2                &&

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc .. &&

As the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

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


Installed Programs: dconf and dconf-editor
Installed Libraries: libdconf.so, and libdconfsettings.so (GIO Module installed in /usr/lib/gio/modules)
Installed Directories: /usr/{include,share/gtk-doc/html}/dconf

Short Descriptions


is a simple tool for manipulating the DConf database.


is a graphical program for editing the DConf database.


contains the DConf client API functions.

Last updated on 2019-02-17 13:55:58 -0800