I need a notifier such that:

  1. It is possible to send messages from one machine to another without any password (like in case of notify-send). Correct me if I'm wrong.
  2. It is such that only when a user clicks on cross button that it closes.

I found Dunst while searching. it needs basic packages.


out of which, I'm not able to get libxdg-basedir installed on my system. I tried searching for it, but there aren't any packages available for CentOS.

Question: is it possible to compile and install Dunst (or a notifier) on CentOS? If so how?

  • Which CentOS do you have? 5 or 6?
    – slm
    Commented Feb 15, 2014 at 14:37
  • Description: CentOS release 6.5 (Final)
    – nish
    Commented Feb 17, 2014 at 8:11

1 Answer 1


I started to build Dunst on CentOS 6 but ran into a myriad of dependencies on libxdg-basedir which made it a fairly arduous task, so I abandoned trying to compile it.

Looking for alternatives I did come across notification-daemon which seems to be what you want.


notification-daemon is the server implementation of the freedesktop.org desktop notification specification. Notifications can be used to inform the user about an event or display some form of information without getting in the user's way.

This seems to be what you want.

                               ss #1


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