Introduction to Midori

Midori is a lightweight web browser that uses WebKitGTK+.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 systemd platform.

Package Information

Midori Dependencies


CMake-3.1.3, libnotify-0.7.6, WebKitGTK+-2.4.8 (Compiled against either GTK+ 2 or GTK+ 3 - see "Command Explanations"), and Vala-0.26.2



Gcr-3.14.0, GTK-Doc-1.21 and libzeitgeist-0.3.18

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

Installation of Midori

Install Midori by running the following commands:

mkdir -v build &&
cd build &&
      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release  \
      -DUSE_ZEITGEIST=OFF         \
      -DCMAKE_INSTALL_DOCDIR=/usr/share/doc/midori-0.5.9 \
      ..  &&

To test the results, issue: make check from an X terminal emulator. Test suite performance is poor: almost 1/3 fails. Another simple test is to run midori/midori from the build directory, before installing.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release: This switch is used to apply a higher level of compiler optimizations.

-DUSE_ZEITGEIST=OFF: This switch disables Zeitgeist support. Remove it if you have installed libzeitgeist-0.3.18.

-DUSE_GTK3=1: Use this switch if you want to build Midori using WebKitGTK+ built against GTK+ 3. cmake defaults to the WebKitGTK+ built against GTK+ 2.

-DUSE_APIDOCS=1: Use this switch if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to build and install the API documentation.


Installed Program: midori
Installed Libraries: libmidori-core.so
Installed Directories: /etc/xdg/midori, /usr/lib/midori, /usr/share/doc/midori-0.5.9 and /usr/share/midori

Short Descriptions


is a lightweight WebKitGTK+ browser.

Last updated on 2014-10-28 21:54:05 +0100