Introduction to Telepathy GLib

The Telepathy GLib contains a library used by GLib based Telepathy components. Telepathy is a D-Bus framework for unifying real time communication, including instant messaging, voice calls and video calls. It abstracts differences between protocols to provide a unified interface for applications.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

Telepathy GLib Dependencies


dbus-glib-0.110 and libxslt-1.1.32




User Notes:

Installation of Telepathy Glib

Install Telepathy GLib by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --enable-vala-bindings \
            --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make -k check. Four tests are known to fail: test-account, test-cm, test-contact-lists, and test-contact-list-client.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-vala-bindings: This switch enables building of the Vala bindings. Remove if you don't have Vala-0.40.8 installed.

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

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


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/telepathy-1.0 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/telepathy-glib

Short Descriptions

contains the Telepathy GLib API functions.

Last updated on 2018-08-30 12:27:14 -0700