6.38. Expat-2.2.3

The Expat package contains a stream oriented C library for parsing XML.

Approximate build time: less than 0.1 SBU
Required disk space: 9.5 MB

6.38.1. Installation of Expat

First fix a problem with the regession tests in the LFS environment:

sed -i 's|usr/bin/env |bin/|' run.sh.in

Prepare Expat for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

If desired, install the documentation:

install -v -dm755 /usr/share/doc/expat-2.2.3
install -v -m644 doc/*.{html,png,css} /usr/share/doc/expat-2.2.3

6.38.2. Contents of Expat

Installed program: xmlwf
Installed libraries: libexpat.so
Installed directory: /usr/share/doc/expat-2.2.3

Short Descriptions


is a non-validating utility to check whether or not XML documents are well formed


contains API functions for parsing XML