Introduction to GNOME Nettool

The GNOME Nettool package is a network information tool which provides GUI interface for some of the most common command line network tools.

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

Package Information

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GNOME Nettool Dependencies


GTK+-3.24.41, itstool-2.0.7, and libgtop-2.40.0

Runtime Dependencies

BIND Utilities-9.18.24, Nmap-7.94, Net-tools-2.10, Traceroute-2.1.5, and Whois-5.4.3

Installation of GNOME Nettool

First, adapt GNOME Nettool to changes in the ping, ping6, and netstat utilities:

patch -Np1 -i ../gnome-nettool-42.0-ping_and_netstat_fixes-1.patch

Then add a fix for newer versions of meson:

sed -i '/merge_file/s/(.*/(/' data/

Install GNOME Nettool by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

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

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install


Installed Program: gnome-nettool
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/share/gnome-nettool and /usr/share/help/*/gnome-nettool

Short Descriptions


is a network information tool