Introduction to Nautilus

The Nautilus package contains the GNOME file manager.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.0 platform.

Package Information

Nautilus Dependencies


bubblewrap-0.5.0, gexiv2-0.12.3, gnome-autoar-0.4.0, gnome-desktop-40.4, libhandy-1.2.3, libnotify-0.7.9, libseccomp-2.5.1, and tracker-miners-3.1.2




Recommended (Runtime)

User Notes:

Installation of Nautilus

Install Nautilus by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr       \
      --buildtype=release \
      -Dselinux=false     \
      -Dpackagekit=false  \
      .. &&


To test the results, issue: ninja test. The tests need to be run in a graphical environment.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install


If you installed the package to your system using a DESTDIR method, /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas/gschemas.compiled was not updated/created. Create (or update) the file using the following command as the root user:

glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

-Dselinux=false: This switch disables the use of selinux which isn't supported by BLFS.

-Dpackagekit=false: This switch disables the use of PackageKit which isn't suitable for BLFS.

-Dlibportal=false: Use this switch if you do not have libportal-0.4 installed.


Installed Programs: nautilus and nautilus-autorun-software
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/{include,lib,share}/nautilus, /usr/share/gnome-shell/search-providers, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libnautilus-extension (optional)

Short Descriptions


is the GNOME file manager

supplies the functions needed by the file manager extensions

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