Introduction to Yelp

The Yelp package contains the help browser used for viewing help files.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.8 platform.

Package Information

Yelp Dependencies


WebKitGTK+-2.4.9 and yelp-xsl-3.16.1





The Yelp package is not required for a functional GNOME Desktop. Note, however, that without Yelp you will not be able to view the built-in Help provided by core GNOME and many of the support applications.

User Notes:

Installation of Yelp

Install Yelp by running the following commands:

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

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

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

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Program: gnome-help (symlink) and yelp
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libyelp, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libyelp, /usr/share/yelp-xsl, and /usr/share/yelp

Short Descriptions


is the GNOME Help Browser.

contains the Yelp API functions.

Last updated on 2015-09-29 10:19:24 -0700