Introduction to Tracker-miners

The Tracker-miners package contains a set of data extractors for Tracker.

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

Package Information

Tracker-miners Dependencies


gst-plugins-base-1.18.3, Tracker-3.0.3, Exempi-2.5.2, and gexiv2-0.12.2



asciidoc-9.1.0, CMake-3.19.5, DConf-0.38.0, libgsf-1.14.47, libseccomp-2.5.1, taglib-1.12, totem-pl-parser-3.26.5, UPower-0.99.11, libcue, libitpcdata, libosinfo, and gupnp

User Notes:

Installation of Tracker-miners

First, as the root user, remove some files from tracker-2 which will conflict with tracker-miners-3:

rm -v /etc/xdg/autostart/tracker-miner-*

Install Tracker-miners by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr -Dsystemd_user_services=false -Dman=false .. &&

To test the results, as the root user, issue: ninja test. One test, tracker-miners:miners-common / file-utils, may fail due to internal test suite problems.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-Dman=false: This switch prevents the build process from generating man pages. Omit this switch if you have asciidoc-9.1.0 installed and wish to generate and install the man pages.

-Dsystemd_user_services=false: This switch prevents the build process from installing systemd units since they are useless on SysV systems.

-Dminer_rss=false: Use this option if you have not installed the recommended dependency libgrss.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: Several modules under /usr/lib/tracker-miners-3.0.
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/tracker-miners-3.0, /usr/libexec/tracker3, and /usr/share/tracker3-miners

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