Introduction to Tracker-miners

The Tracker-miners package contains a set of data extractors for Tracker.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-9.1 platform.

Package Information

Tracker-miners Dependencies


gst-plugins-base-1.16.2, Tracker-2.3.4, Exempi-2.5.2, and gexiv2-0.12.1



CMake-3.18.1, DConf-0.36.0, libgsf-1.14.47, libseccomp-2.5.0, taglib-1.11.1, totem-pl-parser-3.26.5, UPower-0.99.11, libcue, libosinfo, and gupnp

User Notes:

Installation of Tracker-miners

Install Tracker-miners by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&

To test the results, as the root user, issue: ninja test. Three tests, miners-common-file-utils, test-image-1, and functional-401-extractor-flac-cuesheet, are known to fail.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-Dminer_rss=false: Use this option if you have not installed the recommended dependency libgrss.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:, and several modules under /usr/lib/tracker-miners-2.0.
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/tracker-miners-2.0 and /usr/share/tracker-miners

Last updated on 2020-05-16 15:19:50 -0500