DConf-0.40.0 / DConf-Editor-45.0.1

Introduction to DConf

The DConf package contains a low-level configuration system. Its main purpose is to provide a backend to GSettings on platforms that don't already have configuration storage systems.

The DConf-Editor, as the name suggests, is a graphical editor for the DConf database. Installation is optional, because gsettings from GLib-2.78.4 provides similar functionality on the commandline.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

Additional Downloads

DConf Dependencies


dbus-1.14.10, GLib-2.78.4, GTK+-3.24.41 (for the editor), libhandy-1.8.3 (for the editor), and libxml2-2.12.5 (for the editor)



GTK-Doc-1.33.2 and bash-completion

Installation of DConf

Install DConf by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr           \
            --buildtype=release     \
            -Dbash_completion=false \
            ..                      &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test

As the root user:

ninja install

Now, optionally install the editor:

cd ..              &&
tar -xf ../dconf-editor-45.0.1.tar.xz &&
cd dconf-editor-45.0.1                &&

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release .. &&

As the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

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

-Dgtk_doc=true: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: dconf and dconf-editor
Installed Libraries: libdconf.so and libdconfsettings.so (GIO Module installed in /usr/lib/gio/modules)
Installed Directories: /usr/{include,share/gtk-doc/html}/dconf

Short Descriptions


is a simple tool for manipulating the DConf database


is a graphical program for editing the DConf database


contains the DConf client API functions