Introduction to ATK

ATK provides the set of accessibility interfaces that are implemented by other toolkits and applications. Using the ATK interfaces, accessibility tools have full access to view and control running applications.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.0 platform.

Package Information

ATK Dependencies



Recommended (Required if building GNOME)



User Notes:

Installation of ATK

Install ATK by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release .. &&

This package does not come with a testsuite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/atk-1.0

Short Descriptions

contains functions that are used by assistive technologies to interact with the desktop applications

Last updated on Sat Aug 28 15:44:55 2021