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-7.5 platform.

Package Information

Tumbler Dependencies


dbus-glib-0.102 and Intltool-0.50.2


cURL-7.36.0, FFmpegThumbnailer, FreeType-2.5.3, gdk-pixbuf-2.30.7, gst-plugins-base-0.10.36, GTK-Doc-1.20, libjpeg-turbo-1.3.1, libgsf-1.14.30, libopewnraw, libpng-1.6.10 and Poppler-0.24.5

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: tumblerd
Installed Library: libtumbler-1.so and several under /usr/lib/tumbler-1/plugins/
Installed Directories: /usr/include/tumbler-1, /usr/lib/tumbler-1 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/tumbler

Short Descriptions


is a daemon D-Bus service for applications such as Thunar and Ristretto to use thumbnail images..


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

Last updated on 2014-03-16 18:39:39 +0000