Introduction to Midori

Midori is a lightweight web browser that uses WebKitGTK+.

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

Package Information

Midori Dependencies


CMake-3.3.2, Gcr-3.16.0, libnotify-0.7.6, WebKitGTK+-2.4.9 (Compiled against either GTK+ 2 or GTK+ 3 - see "Command Explanations"), and Vala-0.28.1



GTK-Doc-1.24 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 build &&
cd    build &&

      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release  \
      -DUSE_ZEITGEIST=OFF         \
      -DCMAKE_INSTALL_DOCDIR=/usr/share/doc/midori-0.5.11 \
      ..  &&

This package does not have a working testsuite.

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-0.5.11 and /usr/share/midori

Short Descriptions


is a lightweight WebKitGTK+ browser.

Last updated on 2015-09-04 00:28:39 +0000