File Roller-2.18.4

Introduction to File Roller

File Roller is an archive manager for GNOME with support for tar, bzip2, gzip, zip, jar, compress, lzop and many other archive formats.

Package Information

File Roller Dependencies


libgnomeui-2.18.1 and GNOME Doc Utils-0.10.3


intltool-0.35.5 and Nautilus-2.18.3

User Notes:

Installation of File Roller

Install File Roller by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0) \
            --libexecdir=$(pkg-config \
                --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0)/lib \
            --sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.18.3 \
            --localstatedir=/var/lib \
            --disable-nautilus-actions &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--prefix=$(pkg-config --variable=prefix ORBit-2.0): Setting the prefix using this parameter instead of with $GNOME_PREFIX will ensure that the prefix is consistent with the installation environment and the package will be installed in the correct location.

--sysconfdir=/etc/gnome/2.18.3: This parameter causes the configuration files to be installed in /etc/gnome/2.18.3 instead of $GNOME_PREFIX/etc. Additionally (if applicable), the parameter ensures that the GConf-2 database is correctly updated.

--localstatedir=/var/lib: This parameter is used so that all ScrollKeeper files are installed in, and the ScrollKeeper database is properly updated in /var/lib/scrollkeeper instead of some files being installed in $GNOME_PREFIX/var/scrollkeeper.

--disable-nautilus-actions: This parameter is required if Nautilus is not installed. Remove the parameter if Nautilus is installed.


Installed Program: file-roller
Installed Libraries: A Nautilus extension
Installed Directories: $GNOME_PREFIX/lib/file-roller, $GNOME_PREFIX/share/{,gnome/help/ ,omf/}file-roller

Short Descriptions


is an archiver for GNOME.

Last updated on 2008-03-13 19:38:41 -0500