Introduction to At-Spi2 Core

The At-Spi2 Core package is a part of the GNOME Accessibility Project. It provides a Service Provider Interface for the Assistive Technologies available on the GNOME platform and a library against which applications can be linked.

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

Package Information

At-Spi2 Core Dependencies


dbus-1.12.16, GLib-2.62.4, and Xorg Libraries

Optional (Required if building GNOME)




User Notes:

Installation of At-Spi2 Core

Install At-Spi2 Core by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr     \
      --sysconfdir=/etc \
      -Dsystemd_user_dir=/tmp .. &&

A session bus address, normally available in an Xorg terminal, is necessary to run the tests. To test the results, issue: ninja test. The memory test is known to timeout.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install &&
rm /tmp/at-spi-dbus-bus.service

Command Explanations

-Dsystemd_user_dir=/tmp: This flag puts the systemd unit file in /tmp where it will be removed. SysV, is unable to use this file.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/at-spi-2.0, /usr/share/defaults/at-spi2, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libatspi

Short Descriptions

contains the At-Spi2 API functions.

Last updated on 2020-02-25 07:28:56 -0800