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-10.0 platform.

Package Information

VTE Dependencies


GTK+-3.24.22, libxml2-2.9.10, and pcre2-10.35



FriBidi-1.0.9, GTK-Doc-1.32, and GTK+-4

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

Installation of VTE

Install VTE by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc -Dfribidi=false -D_systemd=false .. &&

To test the results, issue ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install &&
rm -v /etc/profile.d/vte.*

Command Explanations

rm -v /etc/profile.d/vte.*: This command removes two files installed in /etc/profile.d that have no use on a LFS system.

-Dfribidi=false: Omit this switch if want to enable bidirectional capabilities.

-Dgnutls=false: Add this switch if you do not want to enable GNUTLS support.

-Dvapi=false: Add this switch if you do not want to enable vala bindings.

-Ddocs=true: Add this switch if wish to build the 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 2020-08-28 19:29:03 -0700