Introduction to Midori

Midori is a lightweight web browser that uses WebKitGTK+.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 platform.

Package Information

Midori Dependencies


CMake-3.0.2, libnotify-0.7.6, WebKitGTK+-2.4.7 (see "Command Explanations"), and Vala-0.26.1



GTK-Doc-1.21 and libzeitgeist-0.3.18

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

Installation of Midori

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

mkdir -v midori-0.5.8 &&
tar xf midori_0.5.8_all_.tar.bz2 -C midori-0.5.8 &&
cd midori-0.5.8

Install Midori by running the following commands:

mkdir -v build &&
cd build &&
cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr                        \
      -DCMAKE_INSTALL_DOCDIR=/usr/share/doc/midori-0.5.8 \
      -DUSE_ZEITGEIST=OFF                                \
      ..  &&

To test the results, issue: make check from an X terminal emulator.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

-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 and several libraries under /usr/lib/midori
Installed Directories: /etc/xdg/midori, /usr/lib/midori, /usr/share/doc/midori and /usr/share/midori

Short Descriptions


is a lightweight WebKitGTK+ browser.

Last updated on 2014-10-24 04:15:52 +0000