Introduction to Nautilus

The Nautilus package contains the GNOME file manager.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.1 platform.

Package Information

Nautilus Dependencies


gnome-autoar-0.2.2, gnome-desktop-3.26.2, Tracker-2.0.2, and libnotify-0.7.7




Recommended (Runtime)

User Notes:

Installation of Nautilus

Install Nautilus by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr     \
      --sysconfdir=/etc \
      -Denable-selinux=false .. &&


To test the results, issue: ninja test. The tests need to be run in a graphical environment.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install &&
glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas

Command Explanations

--disable-selinux: This switch disables the use of selinux which isn't supported by BLFS.

--disable-packagekit: This switch disables the use of PackageKit which isn't suitable for BLFS.

--disable-tracker: This switch disables the use of Tracker which isn't part of BLFS.

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

--disable-xmp: Use this switch if you did not install Exempi.

--disable-libexif: Use this switch if you did not install libexif.


Installed Programs: nautilus, nautilus-autorun-software, and nautilus-desktop
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/{include,lib}/nautilus and /usr/share/{gnome-shell/search-providers,gtk-doc/html/libnautilus-extension}

Short Descriptions


is the GNOME file manager.

supplies the functions needed by the file manager extensions.

Last updated on 2017-12-03 12:35:26 -0600