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I'm currently trying to build gnome-settings-daemon from the upstream source. I first cloned the package using

git clone git://

then navigated into the directory and started the build process with


However, I ended up with the following error:

checking for KEYBOARD... no
configure: error: Package requirements (xkbfile ibus-1.0 >= 1.4.99 gnome-desktop-3.0 >= 3.7.90) were not met:

No package 'ibus-1.0' found

Consider adjusting the PKG_CONFIG_PATH environment variable if you
installed software in a non-standard prefix.

Alternatively, you may set the environment variables KEYBOARD_CFLAGS
and KEYBOARD_LIBS to avoid the need to call pkg-config.
See the pkg-config man page for more details.

I have the ibus and ibus-gtk3 packages installed, so I'm not sure what the actual problem is.

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I've found two possible solutions to this. The first is to install the ibus development package (as opposed to the release package) using

sudo apt-get install libibus-dev

Alternatively, the build can be carried out without iBus at all by running

./ --disable-ibus
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Or try: sudo apt-get install libibus-1.0-dev – Leo Gallucci Jan 29 '15 at 15:36

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