Introduction to At-Spi2 Core

The At-Spi2 Core package is a part of the GNOME Accessibility Project. It provides a Service Provider Interface for the Assistive Technologies available on the GNOME platform and a library against which applications can be linked.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.2 platform.

Package Information

At-Spi2 Core Dependencies


dbus-1.14.0, GLib-2.72.3, and Xorg Libraries

Optional (Required if building GNOME)




User Notes:

Installation of At-Spi2 Core

Install At-Spi2 Core by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr       \
      --buildtype=release \
      -Dsystemd_user_dir=/tmp .. &&

A session bus address, normally available in an Xorg terminal, is necessary to run the tests. And, the test suite requires the glib schemas of the package to be installed already. To test the results, install the package first, then issue: ninja test. The memory test is known to timeout.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install &&
rm /tmp/at-spi-dbus-bus.service

Command Explanations

-Dsystemd_user_dir=/tmp: This flag puts the systemd unit file in /tmp where it will be removed. SysV, is unable to use this file.

Command Explanations

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


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/at-spi-2.0, /usr/share/defaults/at-spi2, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libatspi

Short Descriptions

contains the At-Spi2 API functions