Introduction to libfm

The libfm package contains a library used to develop file managers providing some file management utilities.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.9 platform.

This package is known to build properly using the gcc-6 compiler.

Package Information

libfm Dependencies


GTK+-2.24.30 and menu-cache-1.0.1



dbus-glib-0.106 and UDisks-1.0.5 (for volume management - experimental) or Gvfs-1.28.2 and GTK-Doc-1.25

User Notes:

Installation of libfm

Install libfm by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --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.

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


Installed Program: libfm-pref-apps and lxshortcut
Installed Libraries:, and
Installed Directories: /etc/xdg/libfm, /usr/lib/libfm, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libfm and /usr/share/libfm

Short Descriptions


sets preferred applications for programs based on libfm.


is a small program used to edit application shortcuts.

contains the libfm API functions.

Last updated on 2016-05-07 15:01:40 -0500