Introduction to GNOME Logs

The GNOME Logs package contains a log viewer for the systemd journal.

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

Package Information

GNOME Logs Dependencies


GTK-4.12.5, gsettings-desktop-schemas-45.0, itstool-2.0.7, and libadwaita-1.4.3


desktop-file-utils-0.27 (for the test suite), and docbook-xml-4.5, docbook-xsl-nons-1.79.2, libxslt-1.1.39 (to build manual pages), appstream-glib, and dogtail

Installation of GNOME Logs

Install GNOME Logs by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

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

To test the results, issue: ninja test

Now, 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.


Installed Programs: gnome-logs
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/gnome-logs and /usr/share/help/*/gnome-logs

Short Descriptions


is a GNOME log viewer for the systemd journal