Introduction to Tumbler

The Tumbler package contains a D-Bus thumbnailing service based on the thumbnail management D-Bus specification. This is useful for generating thumbnail images of files.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.

Package Information

Tumbler Dependencies


dbus-glib-0.100.2 and Intltool-0.50.2


cURL-7.32.0, FFmpegThumbnailer, FreeType-, gdk-pixbuf-2.28.2, gst-plugins-base-0.10.36, GTK-Doc-1.19, libjpeg-turbo-1.3.0, libgsf-1.14.28, libopewnraw, libpng-1.6.4 and Poppler-0.24.1

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/tumbler

Installation of Tumbler

Install Tumbler by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libtumbler-1.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/tumbler-1, /usr/lib/tumbler-1 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/tumbler

Short Descriptions


contains functions that the Tumbler daemon uses to create thumbnail images.

Last updated on 2013-08-20 13:51:02 -0700