libsecret-0.20.4

Introduction to libsecret

The libsecret package contains a GObject based library for accessing the Secret Service API.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-10.1 platform.

Package Information

libsecret Dependencies

Required

GLib-2.68.3

Recommended

Optional

GTK-Doc-1.33.2 and docbook-xml-4.5, docbook-xsl-1.79.2, libxslt-1.1.34 (to build manual pages), and Valgrind-3.17.0 (can be used in tests)

Optional (Required for the testsuite)

D-Bus Python-1.2.16, Gjs-1.68.1, and PyGObject-3.40.1 (Python 3 module)

Runtime Dependency

gnome-keyring-40.0

[Note]

Note

Any package requiring libsecret expects GNOME Keyring to be present at runtime.

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/libsecret

Installation of libsecret

Install libsecret by running the following commands:

mkdir bld &&
cd bld &&

meson --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release -Dgtk_doc=false .. &&
ninja

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

To test the results, issue: ninja test, after the package is installed. The test suite should be run from a local GUI session started with dbus-launch.

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

-Dgtk_doc=false: Remove this if you have GTK-Doc-1.33.2 installed and want to rebuild the documentation with it.

-Dmanpage=false: Use this switch if you have not installed libxslt-1.1.34 and DocBook packages.

-Dgcrypt=false: Use this switch if you have not installed the recommended dependency of libgcrypt-1.9.3.

Contents

Installed Program: secret-tool
Installed Library: libsecret-1.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libsecret-1 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libsecret-1

Short Descriptions

secret-tool

is a command line tool that can be used to store and retrieve passwords

libsecret-1.so

contains the libsecret API functions

Last updated on Fri Jun 4 20:57:26 2021 +