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-9.1 platform.

Package Information

GNOME Desktop Dependencies


gsettings-desktop-schemas-3.34.0, GTK+-3.24.13, ISO Codes-4.4, itstool-2.0.6, libseccomp-2.4.2, libxml2-2.9.10, and xkeyboard-config-2.29




User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Desktop

Install GNOME Desktop by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd build &&

meson --prefix=/usr                 \
      -Dgnome_distributor="BLFS" .. &&

To test the results, run ninja test from a X Terminal or similar.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

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

-Dgtk_doc=true: Use this parameter if you wish to build the API documentation.

-Dinstalled_tests=true: Use this parameter you wish to enable the installed tests.


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

Short Descriptions

contains functions shared by several GNOME applications.

Last updated on 2020-02-25 20:18:07 -0800