Datetime Setter for Xfce

Andreas Müller schnitzeltony at
Thu Sep 5 09:41:53 CEST 2013

On Thu, Sep 5, 2013 at 9:20 AM, Edoardo Maria Elidoro
<edoardo.elidoro at> wrote:
> 2013/9/5 Andreas Müller <schnitzeltony at>:
>> It should be --with-gtk3 (configure --help is your friend) but it
>> might be that this will cause build failures for other components than
>> datetime-setter. I looked into /usr/bin/xdt-autogen (which is called
>> by You can add all configure options to autogen
>> (--enable-maintainer-mode is automatically appended) and don't need to
>> rerun configure again.
> Thanks, done! Now it says that I have also the gtk3 support and
> everything is fine.
>> You need to run make install as root - but note that you are
>> installing a development version which might cause serious effects -
>> xfsettingsd is a very central component. Don't do that on a
>> 'productive' machine.
> I still don't get why am I supposed to run make install. After an
> autogen, a configure and a make I should have the binary in my local
> folder so it should run even without the make install, am I wrong?

There are several things installed into standard folders which will
not be found if not installed:
* /usr/share/applications/xfce4-datetime.desktop: This embeds
date-time setter into xfce4-settings-manager
* execuatable
* icons

Maybe you try make install within subfolder dialogs/datetime-settings


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