Introduction to GNOME Menus

The GNOME Menus package contains an implementation of the draft Desktop Menu Specification from It also contains the GNOME menu layout configuration files and .directory files.

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

Package Information

GNOME Menus Dependencies




User Notes:

Installation of GNOME Menus

Install GNOME Menus by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --disable-static &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

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


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /etc/xdg/menus, /usr/include/gnome-menus-3.0, and /usr/share/desktop-directories

Short Descriptions

contains functions required to support GNOME's implementation of the Desktop Menu Specification.

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