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Installing jhBuild

OS: ubuntu 16.04

Create Folder

In this directory we setup permissions

sudo mkdir -p /opt/gnomeGtk
sudo chown `whoami`:`whoami` /opt/gnomeGtk

Create build folder

In this directory contains jhbuild's build.

mkdir -p ~/checkout/gnomeGtk
cd ~/checkout/gnomeGtk

Checkout JHBuild module

we clone jhbuild repository.

git clone git://
cd jhbuild
make install

Add PATH variable

Manually, we add PATH to ~/.bashrc

echo PATH=$PATH:~/.local/bin >> ~/.bashrc
jhbuild sanitycheck

Change config file

Our directory is ~/checkout/gnome2/jhbuild

cd examples/
cp sample.jhbuildrc ~/.jhbuildrc

Verify Installed package

sudo apt-get install apt-file
sudo apt-file update
jhbuild sysdeps --install
jhbuild sanitycheck


Some packages not found.


sudo apt install apt-file docbook-xsl build-essential git-core gettext libtext-csv-perl autotools-dev autoconf gettext pkgconf autopoint
sudo apt-get install automake1.10 libtool libglib2.0-dev libgtk2.0-dev libxml2-dev

Installing dependencies packages

jhbuild build pygobject

There a list of errors during installation time:

First "error"

Required flex y bison.


sudo apt-get install flex
sudo apt-get install bison

Second "error"

libtool: not found and libtool.m4


sudo apt-get install libtool-bin
cp /usr/share/aclocal/libtool.m4 /opt/gnomeGtk/share/aclocal/

Third "error"

xsltproc: not found


sudo apt-get install xsltproc
sudo apt-get install docbook-xsl build-essential git-core python-libxml2

Fourth "error"

m4macros/glib-getext.m4: m4_copy cant be overwritten


sudo apt-get install gettext gettext-devel gettext-base

Installing other packages

jhbuild build gtk+
jhbuild gnome-weather
jhbuild build dconf glib-networking gvfs libcanberra

No errors found.

This tutorial was taken of jhBuild


Progress bar

Executing example progress bar example from python-gtk-3 to verify the correct installation

Snake GTK

Is a simple classic game Snake, developed en pyGTK.