Introduction to Raptor

Raptor is a C library that provides a set of parsers and serializers that generate Resource Description Framework (RDF) triples.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

  • Download (HTTP): http://download.librdf.org/source/raptor2-2.0.13.tar.gz

  • Download MD5 sum: f380566229d6264590315b0a5341b689

  • Download size: 1.8 MB

  • Estimated disk space required: 28 MB (additional 1 MB for the tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.2 SBU (additional 0.4 SBU for the tests)

Raptor Dependencies


cURL-7.35.0 and libxslt-1.1.28


GTK-Doc-1.19, ICU-52.1 and libyajl

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

Installation of Raptor

Install Raptor by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make -k check. Several tests are expected to fail.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--with-icu-config=/usr/bin/icu-config: Use this switch if you have installed ICU-52.1 and wish to build Raptor with its support.


Installed Programs: rapper
Installed Libraries: libraptor2.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/raptor2 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/raptor2

Short Descriptions


is a RDF parsing and serializing utility.


contains the Raptor API functions.

Last updated on 2014-02-20 13:02:22 -0800