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Update to glib-2.58.3
Update to gtk+-3.24.4
Update to gnome-menus-3.31.4

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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY glib2-download-http "&gnome-download-http;/glib/2.58/glib-&glib2-version;.tar.xz">
8 <!ENTITY glib2-download-ftp "&gnome-download-ftp;/glib/2.58/glib-&glib2-version;.tar.xz">
9 <!ENTITY glib2-md5sum "8058c7bde846dcffe5fa453eca366d73">
10 <!ENTITY glib2-size "4.6 MB">
11 <!ENTITY glib2-buildsize "190 MB (add 4 MB for tests)">
12 <!ENTITY glib2-time "0.5 SBU (add 1.6 SBU for tests; both using paralleism=4)">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="glib2" xreflabel="GLib-&glib2-version;">
16 <?dbhtml filename="glib2.html"?>
17
18 <sect1info>
19 <othername>$LastChangedBy$</othername>
20 <date>$Date$</date>
21 </sect1info>
22
23 <title>GLib-&glib2-version;</title>
24
25 <indexterm zone="glib2">
26 <primary sortas="a-GLib2">GLib2</primary>
27 </indexterm>
28
29 <sect2 role="package">
30 <title>Introduction to GLib</title>
31
32 <para>
33 The <application>GLib</application> package contains low-level
34 libraries useful for providing data structure handling for C, portability
35 wrappers and interfaces for such runtime functionality as an
36 event loop, threads, dynamic loading and an object system.
37 </para>
38
39 &lfs83_checked;
40
41 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
42 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
43 <listitem>
44 <para>
45 Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&glib2-download-http;"/>
46 </para>
47 </listitem>
48 <listitem>
49 <para>
50 Download (FTP): <ulink url="&glib2-download-ftp;"/>
51 </para>
52 </listitem>
53 <listitem>
54 <para>
55 Download MD5 sum: &glib2-md5sum;
56 </para>
57 </listitem>
58 <listitem>
59 <para>
60 Download size: &glib2-size;
61 </para>
62 </listitem>
63 <listitem>
64 <para>
65 Estimated disk space required: &glib2-buildsize;
66 </para>
67 </listitem>
68 <listitem>
69 <para>
70 Estimated build time: &glib2-time;
71 </para>
72 </listitem>
73 </itemizedlist>
74
75 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Additional Downloads</bridgehead>
76 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
77 <listitem>
78 <para>
79 Optional patch:
80 <ulink url="&patch-root;/glib-&glib2-version;-skip_warnings-1.patch"/>
81 </para>
82 </listitem>
83 </itemizedlist>
84
85 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">GLib Dependencies</bridgehead>
86
87 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Recommended</bridgehead>
88 <para role="recommended">
89 <xref linkend="libxslt"/> and
90 <xref linkend="pcre"/> (built with Unicode properties)
91 </para>
92
93 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
94 <para role="optional">
95 <xref linkend="dbus"/> and
96 <ulink url="https://bindfs.org/">bindfs</ulink>
97 (both may be used in some tests),
98 <xref linkend="gdb"/> (for bindings),
99 <xref linkend="DocBook"/>,
100 <xref linkend="docbook-xsl"/>, and
101 <xref linkend="gtk-doc"/>
102 (to build API documentation)
103 </para>
104
105 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Additional Runtime Dependencies</bridgehead>
106 <para role="recommended">
107 <xref role="runtime" linkend="gobject-introspection"/>
108 (should be installed before gtk+, atk, etc.)
109 </para>
110 <para role="optional">
111 Quoted directly from the <filename>INSTALL</filename> file:
112 <quote>Some of the mimetype-related functionality in GIO requires the
113 <command>update-mime-database</command> and
114 <command>update-desktop-database</command> utilities</quote>,
115 which are part of
116 <xref role="runtime" linkend="shared-mime-info"/> and
117 <xref role="runtime" linkend="desktop-file-utils"/>, respectively.
118 These two utilities are also needed for some tests.
119 </para>
120
121 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">User Notes:
122 <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/glib2"/>
123 </para>
124 </sect2>
125
126 <sect2 role="installation">
127 <title>Installation of GLib</title>
128
129 <para>If desired, apply the optional patch. In many cases, applications that
130 use this library, either directly or indirectly via other libraries such
131 as <xref linkend="gtk3"/>, output numerous warnings when run from the
132 command line. This patch enables the use of an environment variable,
133 GLIB_LOG_LEVEL, that supresses unwanted messages. The value of the
134 variable is a digit that corresponds to:</para>
135
136 <simplelist>
137 <member>1 Alert</member>
138 <member>2 Critical</member>
139 <member>3 Error</member>
140 <member>4 Warning</member>
141 <member>5 Notice</member>
142 </simplelist>
143
144 <para>For instance GLIB_LOG_LEVEL=4 will skip output of Warning and
145 Notice messages (and Info/Debug messages if they are turned on).
146 If GLIB_LOG_LEVEL is not defined, normal message output will not
147 be affected.</para>
148
149<screen><userinput>patch -Np1 -i ../glib-&glib2-version;-skip_warnings-1.patch</userinput></screen>
150
151 <warning>
152 <para>
153
154 If upgrading from a previous version of GLib that was built using
155 autotools, and the <application>libtool</application> archives (.la
156 files) were installed, you will need to adjust all installed libtool
157 archives,
158 <filename>/usr/lib/libg{io,lib,module,object,thread}-2.0.la</filename>,
159 to replace references to the libtool archives for this package with the
160 appropriate linker library flag (-l),
161 <command>-lg{io,lib,module,object,thread}</command>. 600+ files must be
162 modified on a complete gnome desktop.
163
164 </para>
165
166 <para>
167 Alternatively, you can just remove the unneeded .la files
168 with the script at <xref linkend="la-files"/>.
169 </para>
170 </warning>
171
172 <para>
173 Install <application>GLib</application> by running the following
174 commands:
175 </para>
176
177<screen><userinput>mkdir build-glib &amp;&amp;
178cd build-glib &amp;&amp;
179
180meson --prefix=/usr \
181 -Dman=true \
182 -Dselinux=false \
183 .. &amp;&amp;
184ninja</userinput></screen>
185<!--
186<screen><userinput>./configure - -prefix=/usr \
187 - -with-pcre=system \
188 - -with-python=/usr/bin/python3 &amp;&amp;
189make</userinput></screen>-->
190 <para>
191 The <application>GLib</application> test suite requires
192 <application>desktop-file-utils</application> for some tests. However,
193 <application>desktop-file-utils</application> requires
194 <application>GLib</application> in order to compile; therefore, you must
195 first install <application>GLib</application> and then run the test
196 suite.
197 </para>
198
199 <para>
200 Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
201 </para>
202
203 <note><para>
204 If <xref linkend="libxslt"/> is installed, the following command may
205 indicate several (about 33) errors that start with "Error: no ID for
206 constraint linkend:" when installing the man pages. These are harmless.
207 </para></note>
208
209<!-- <screen role="root"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen> -->
210<!-- used when built with meson/ninja -->
211<screen role="root"><userinput>ninja install &amp;&amp;
212
213mkdir -p /usr/share/doc/glib-&glib2-version; &amp;&amp;
214cp -r ../docs/reference/{NEWS,gio,glib,gobject} /usr/share/doc/glib-&glib2-version;</userinput></screen>
215
216 <para>
217 You should now install <xref linkend="desktop-file-utils"/> and proceed to
218 run the test suite.
219 </para>
220
221 <para>
222 To test the results, after having installed the package, issue:
223 <command>ninja test</command>.
224 One test, gdatetime, is known to fail on sysvinit systems.
225 <!-- Needs /etc/localtime to be a symbolic link. In addition
226 the link must be to some place like /usr/share/zoneinfo/...
227
228 This can be overcome if the line below in glib/tests/gdatetime.c
229 is removed or commented out.
230 g_assert_true (*g_time_zone_get_identifier (tz) != '/');
231
232 NOTE: systemd implements this as a hard requirement.
233 -->
234 </para>
235
236 </sect2>
237
238 <sect2 role="commands">
239 <title>Command Explanations</title>
240
241 <para>
242 <parameter>-Dman=true</parameter>: This switch causes the
243 build to create and install the package man pages.
244 </para>
245
246 <para>
247 <parameter>-Dselinux=false</parameter>: This switch disables
248 support for selinux which is not supported in BLFS.
249 </para>
250
251 <para>
252 <parameter>-Ddoc=true</parameter>: This switch causes the
253 build to create and install the API documentation.
254 </para>
255
256 </sect2>
257
258 <sect2 role="content">
259 <title>Contents</title>
260
261 <segmentedlist>
262 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
263 <segtitle>Installed Libraries</segtitle>
264 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
265
266 <seglistitem>
267 <seg>
268 gapplication, gdbus, gdbus-codegen,
269 gio, gio-launch-desktop, gio-querymodules,
270 glib-compile-resources, glib-compile-schemas,
271 glib-genmarshal, glib-gettextize,
272 glib-mkenums, gobject-query,
273 gresource, gsettings,
274 gtester, and gtester-report
275 </seg>
276 <seg>
277 libgio-2.0.so,
278 libglib-2.0.so,
279 libgmodule-2.0.so,
280 libgobject-2.0.so, and
281 libgthread-2.0.so
282 </seg>
283 <seg>
284 /usr/include/gio-unix-2.0,
285 /usr/include/glib-2.0,
286 /usr/lib/glib-2.0,
287 /usr/share/glib-2.0, and
288 /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/{gio,glib,gobject}
289 </seg>
290 </seglistitem>
291 </segmentedlist>
292
293 <variablelist>
294 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
295 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
296 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
297
298 <varlistentry id="gapplication">
299 <term><command>gapplication</command></term>
300 <listitem>
301 <para>
302 can be used to start applications and to send
303 messages to already-running instances of other applications.
304 </para>
305 <indexterm zone="glib2 gapplication">
306 <primary sortas="b-gapplication">application</primary>
307 </indexterm>
308 </listitem>
309 </varlistentry>
310 <varlistentry id="gdbus">
311 <term><command>gdbus</command></term>
312 <listitem>
313 <para>
314 is a simple tool used for working with
315 <application>D-Bus</application> objects.
316 </para>
317 <indexterm zone="glib2 gdbus">
318 <primary sortas="b-gdbus">gdbus</primary>
319 </indexterm>
320 </listitem>
321 </varlistentry>
322
323 <varlistentry id="gdbus-codegen">
324 <term><command>gdbus-codegen</command></term>
325 <listitem>
326 <para>
327 is used to generate code and/or documentation for one or
328 more <application>D-Bus</application> interfaces.
329 </para>
330 <indexterm zone="glib2 gdbus-codegen">
331 <primary sortas="b-gdbus-codegen">gdbus-codegen</primary>
332 </indexterm>
333 </listitem>
334 </varlistentry>
335
336 <varlistentry id="gio">
337 <term><command>gio</command></term>
338 <listitem>
339 <para>
340 is a utility that makes many <application>GIO</application>
341 features available from the command line.
342 </para>
343 <indexterm zone="glib2 gio">
344 <primary sortas="b-gio">gio</primary>
345 </indexterm>
346 </listitem>
347 </varlistentry>
348
349 <varlistentry id="gio-querymodules">
350 <term><command>gio-querymodules</command></term>
351 <listitem>
352 <para>
353 is used to create a <filename>giomodule.cache</filename> file in
354 the listed directories. This file lists the implemented extension
355 points for each module that has been found.
356 </para>
357 <indexterm zone="glib2 gio-querymodules">
358 <primary sortas="b-gio-querymodules">gio-querymodules</primary>
359 </indexterm>
360 </listitem>
361 </varlistentry>
362
363 <varlistentry id="glib-compile-resources">
364 <term><command>glib-compile-resources</command></term>
365 <listitem>
366 <para>
367 is used to read the resource description from a file and
368 the files that it references to create a binary resource
369 bundle that is suitable for use with the GResource API.
370 </para>
371 <indexterm zone="glib2 glib-compile-resources">
372 <primary sortas="b-glib-compile-resources">glib-compile-resources</primary>
373 </indexterm>
374 </listitem>
375 </varlistentry>
376
377 <varlistentry id="glib-compile-schemas">
378 <term><command>glib-compile-schemas</command></term>
379 <listitem>
380 <para>
381 is used to compile all the GSettings XML schema files
382 in a directory into a binary file with the name
383 <filename>gschemas.compiled</filename> that can be used by GSettings.
384 </para>
385 <indexterm zone="glib2 glib-compile-schemas">
386 <primary sortas="b-glib-compile-resources">glib-compile-schemas</primary>
387 </indexterm>
388 </listitem>
389 </varlistentry>
390
391 <varlistentry id="glib-genmarshal">
392 <term><command>glib-genmarshal</command></term>
393 <listitem>
394 <para>
395 is a C code marshaller generation utility for GLib closures.
396 </para>
397 <indexterm zone="glib2 glib-genmarshal">
398 <primary sortas="b-glib-genmarshal">glib-genmarshal</primary>
399 </indexterm>
400 </listitem>
401 </varlistentry>
402
403 <varlistentry id="glib-gettextize">
404 <term><command>glib-gettextize</command></term>
405 <listitem>
406 <para>
407 is a variant of the <application>gettext</application>
408 internationalization utility.
409 </para>
410 <indexterm zone="glib2 glib-gettextize">
411 <primary sortas="b-glib-gettextize">glib-gettextize</primary>
412 </indexterm>
413 </listitem>
414 </varlistentry>
415
416 <varlistentry id="glib-mkenums">
417 <term><command>glib-mkenums</command></term>
418 <listitem>
419 <para>
420 is a C language enum description generation utility.
421 </para>
422 <indexterm zone="glib2 glib-mkenums">
423 <primary sortas="b-glib-mkenums">glib-mkenums</primary>
424 </indexterm>
425 </listitem>
426 </varlistentry>
427
428 <varlistentry id="gobject-query">
429 <term><command>gobject-query</command></term>
430 <listitem>
431 <para>
432 is a small utility that draws a tree of types.
433 </para>
434 <indexterm zone="glib2 gobject-query">
435 <primary sortas="b-gobject-query">gobject-query</primary>
436 </indexterm>
437 </listitem>
438 </varlistentry>
439
440 <varlistentry id="gresource">
441 <term><command>gresource</command></term>
442 <listitem>
443 <para>
444 offers a simple command line interface to GResource.
445 </para>
446 <indexterm zone="glib2 gresource">
447 <primary sortas="b-gresource">gresource</primary>
448 </indexterm>
449 </listitem>
450 </varlistentry>
451
452 <varlistentry id="gsettings">
453 <term><command>gsettings</command></term>
454 <listitem>
455 <para>
456 offers a simple command line interface to GSettings.
457 </para>
458 <indexterm zone="glib2 gsettings">
459 <primary sortas="b-gsettings">gsettings</primary>
460 </indexterm>
461 </listitem>
462 </varlistentry>
463
464 <varlistentry id="gtester">
465 <term><command>gtester</command></term>
466 <listitem>
467 <para>
468 is a test running utility.
469 </para>
470 <indexterm zone="glib2 gtester">
471 <primary sortas="b-gtester">gtester</primary>
472 </indexterm>
473 </listitem>
474 </varlistentry>
475
476 <varlistentry id="gtester-report">
477 <term><command>gtester-report</command></term>
478 <listitem>
479 <para>
480 is a test report formatting utility.
481 </para>
482 <indexterm zone="glib2 gtester-report">
483 <primary sortas="b-gtester-report">gtester-report</primary>
484 </indexterm>
485 </listitem>
486 </varlistentry>
487
488 <varlistentry id="GLib-libraries">
489 <term>GLib libraries</term>
490 <listitem>
491 <para>
492 contain low-level core libraries for the
493 <application>GIMP</application> Toolkit.
494 </para>
495 <indexterm zone="glib2 GLib-libraries">
496 <primary sortas="c-GLib-libraries">Glib libraries</primary>
497 </indexterm>
498 </listitem>
499 </varlistentry>
500
501 </variablelist>
502
503 </sect2>
504
505</sect1>
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