Introduction to Midori

Midori is a lightweight web browser that uses WebKitGTK+.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 platform.

This package is known to build and work properly using the gcc-5 compiler.

Package Information

Midori Dependencies


CMake-3.3.1, Gcr-3.16.0, libnotify-0.7.6, WebKitGTK+-2.4.9 (see "Command Explanations"), and Vala-0.28.1



GTK-Doc-1.24 and libzeitgeist-0.3.18

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

Installation of Midori



The tarball was not created from a directory, thus it is better to create a directory to uncompress it:

mkdir -v midori-0.5.10 &&
tar -xf midori_0.5.10_all_.tar.bz2 -C midori-0.5.10 &&
cd midori-0.5.10

Install Midori by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release  \
      -DUSE_ZEITGEIST=OFF         \
      -DCMAKE_INSTALL_DOCDIR=/usr/share/doc/midori-0.5.10 \
      ..  &&

This package does not come with a working test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release: This switch is used to apply a higher level of compiler optimizations.

-DUSE_ZEITGEIST=OFF: Remove this switch if libzeitgeist-0.3.18 is installed.

-DUSE_GTK3=1: Use this switch if you want to build Midori with WebKitGTK+ built against GTK+ 3, because by default it chooses WebKitGTK+ built against GTK+ 2.

-DUSE_APIDOCS=1: Use this switch if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to build and install the API documentation.


Installed Program: midori
Installed Libraries: libmidori-core.so
Installed Directories: /etc/xdg/midori, /usr/lib/midori, /usr/share/doc/midori-0.5.10 and /usr/share/midori

Short Descriptions


is a lightweight WebKitGTK+ browser.

Last updated on 2015-07-18 23:32:49 +0000