Introduction to Nautilus

The Nautilus package contains the GNOME file manager.

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

Package Information

Nautilus Dependencies


gnome-desktop-3.18.2, libnotify-0.7.6, and libxml2-2.9.4



GTK-Doc-1.25 and Tracker

Recommended (Runtime)

User Notes:

Installation of Nautilus

Install Nautilus by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr        \
            --sysconfdir=/etc    \
            --disable-tracker    \
            --disable-packagekit &&

This package does not have a working testsuite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

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

--disable-tracker: This switch disables use of Tracker. Remove it if you have installed Tracker.

--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-convert-metadata (library executable)
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/nautilus, /usr/lib/nautilus, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libnautilus-extension

Short Descriptions


is the GNOME file manager.

supplies the functions needed by the file manager extensions.

Last updated on 2016-02-13 11:01:17 -0600