Introduction to VTE

The VTE package contains a termcap file implementation for terminal emulators.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.10 platform.

Package Information

VTE Dependencies


GTK+-3.22.1, libxml2-2.9.4, and pcre2-10.22



GnuTLS-3.5.5, GTK-Doc-1.25, Vala-0.34.1, and Glade

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/vte

Installation of VTE

Install VTE by running the following commands:

sed -i '/Werror/d' configure.ac &&
autoreconf                      &&

./configure --prefix=/usr          \
            --sysconfdir=/etc      \
            --disable-static       \
            --enable-introspection &&

To test the results, issue make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

sed ... configure.ac: This command removes -Werror options that prevent the build from completing.

--enable-introspection: This switch enables Gobject Introspection bindings. Remove if you don't have gobject-introspection-1.50.0 installed.

--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: vte-2.91
Installed Library: libvte-2.91.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/vte-2.91 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/vte-2.91

Short Descriptions


is a test application for the VTE libraries.


is a library which implements a terminal emulator widget for GTK+ 3.

Last updated on 2016-10-17 15:42:31 -0500