Introduction to GtkSourceView

The GtkSourceView package contains libraries used for extending the GTK+ text functions to include syntax highlighting.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 systemd platform.

Package Information

GtkSourceView Dependencies


GTK+-3.18.2 and libxml2-2.9.2



Glade and GTK-Doc-1.24

User Notes:

Installation of GtkSourceView

Install GtkSourceView by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

If the test suite is run before this package is installed, one test may fail.

Now, as the root user:

make install

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

Command Explanations

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


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gtksourceview-3.0, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gtksourceview-3.0, and /usr/share/gtksourceview-3.0

Short Descriptions

contains function extensions for the GtkTextView widget.

Last updated on 2015-09-01 20:09:51 -0500