Introduction to Tracker

Tracker is the file indexing and search provider used in the GNOME desktop environment.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-10.1 platform.

Package Information

Tracker Dependencies


JSON-GLib-1.6.2, libseccomp-2.5.1, libsoup-2.72.0, and Vala-0.50.3



GTK-Doc-1.33.2, bash-completion, and libstemmer

User Notes:

Installation of Tracker

Install Tracker by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test. The tests should be run from a graphical session. The test named steroids may get skipped and cause Meson to report that the tests failed.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install


Installed Programs: tracker
Installed Library:,, and
Installed Directories: /usr/{include,lib}/tracker-2.0, /usr/share/tracker, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/libtracker-{control,miner,sparql}

Short Descriptions


is a control program for the indexer

contains control and monitoring functions for miners

contains data mining functions

contains resource management and database functions

Last updated on 2021-02-24 18:50:56 -0800