DConf-0.34.0 / DConf-Editor-3.34.4

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-2.62.4 provides similar functionality on the commandline.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-9.1 platform.

Package Information

Additional Downloads

DConf Dependencies


dbus-1.12.16, GLib-2.62.4, GTK+-3.24.13 (for the editor), and libxml2-2.9.10 (for the editor)



GTK-Doc-1.32 and bash-completion

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

Installation of DConf

First, fix a bug introduced by meson-0.52.0 and a test suite problem:

sed -i 's|link_whole|link_with|' client/meson.build &&
sed -i 's/module/& | grep -v mangle_path/' gsettings/abicheck.sh

Install DConf by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

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

To test the results, issue: ninja test

As the root user:

ninja install

Now, optionally install the editor:

cd ..              &&
tar -xf ../dconf-editor-3.34.4.tar.xz &&
cd dconf-editor-3.34.4                &&

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 2020-02-26 18:21:07 -0800