Introduction to GTK-Doc

The GTK-Doc package contains a code documentor. This is useful for extracting specially formatted comments from the code to create API documentation. This package is optional; if it is not installed, packages will not build the documentation. This does not mean that you will not have any documentation. If GTK-Doc is not available, the install process will copy pre-built documentation to your system.

Package information

Installation of GTK-Doc

Install GTK-Doc by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make install


The GTK-Doc package contains gtkdoc-fixxref, gtkdoc-mkdb, gtkdoc-mkhtml, gtkdoc-mkman, gtkdoc-mktmpl, gtkdoc-scan, gtkdoc-scangobj, gtkdoc-scanobj and gtkdocize.


These are all Perl scripts used by Makefile scripts to generate documentation for the package.