GNOME Games-2.6.1

Introduction to GNOME Games

The GNOME Games package contains games.

Package information

GNOME Games dependencies


EsounD-0.2.34 and Guile-1.6.4

Installation of GNOME Games

GNOME Games needs to be setgid to track high scores. Create a separate user and group for games. See the README file in the source directory for more information:

install -d /var/lib/games &&
groupadd games &&
useradd -c 'games' -d /var/lib/games -g games -s /bin/false games &&
chown games:games /var/lib/games

Install GNOME Games by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=`pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0` \
    --localstatedir=/var/lib --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome &&
make &&
make install

Command explanations

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This switch puts ScrollKeeper files in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome: This switch puts configuration files in /etc/gnome instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc.

--disable-setgid: This will prevent the setgid bit on the executables from being set. It provides system administrator's with the option to disable setgid binaries, though it also means that the functionality to save high game scores will be disabled.


The GNOME Games package contains aisleriot, freecell, gataxx, glines, gnect, gnibbles, gnobots2, gnome-stones, gnome-xbill, gnometris, gnomine, gnotravex, gnotski, gtali, iagno, mahjongg and same-gnome.