Introduction to Rasqal

Rasqal is a C library that handles Resource Description Framework (RDF) query language syntaxes, query construction and execution of queries returning results as bindings, boolean, RDF graphs/triples or syntaxes. It is required by Soprano to build Nepomuk.

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

Package Information

  • Download (HTTP): http://download.librdf.org/source/rasqal-0.9.33.tar.gz

  • Download MD5 sum: 1f5def51ca0026cd192958ef07228b52

  • Download size: 1.6 MB

  • Estimated disk space required: 22 MB (additional 4 MB for the tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.3 SBU (additional 0.7 SBU for the tests)

Rasqal Dependencies




PCRE-8.38 and libgcrypt-1.6.4

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

Installation of Rasqal

Install Rasqal by running the following commands:

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

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

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


Installed Programs: rasqal-config and roqet
Installed Library: librasqal.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/rasqal and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/rasqal

Short Descriptions


is a utility for retrieving the installation options of Rasqal.


is an RDF query utility.

Last updated on 2015-09-20 17:38:20 -0500