Introduction to GNOME Control Center

The GNOME Control Center package contains the GNOME settings manager.

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

Package Information

GNOME Control Center Dependencies


AccountsService-0.6.50, clutter-gtk-1.8.4, colord-gtk-0.1.26, gnome-online-accounts-3.28.0, gnome-settings-daemon-3.28.1, Grilo-0.3.6, libgtop-2.38.0, libpwquality-1.4.0, MIT Kerberos V5-1.16.1, and shared-mime-info-1.10


Optional Runtime Dependencies

cups-pk-helper-0.2.6 (Printers panel), gnome-color-manager-3.28.0 (Color panel), sound-theme-freedesktop-0.8 (Additional Sound Effects in Sound panel), and Vino-3.22.0 (Screen Sharing in Sharing panel)



Recommended dependencies are not strictly required for this package to build and function, but you may not get expected results at runtime if you don't install them.

User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Control Center

Install GNOME Control Center by running the following commands:

sed -i '/ln -s/s/s /sf /' panels/user-accounts/ &&

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

sed ...: This command ensures that the install command completes properly.

-Dcheese=false: Use this switch if you have not installed recommended dependency Cheese.

-Dibus=false: Use this switch if you have not installed recommended dependency IBus.


Installed Programs: gnome-control-center
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/gnome-control-center, /usr/share/pixmaps/faces, and /usr/share/sounds/gnome

Short Descriptions


is a graphical user interface used to configure various aspects of GNOME.

Last updated on 2018-08-30 16:17:00 -0700