Introduction to Midori

Midori is a lightweight web browser that uses WebKitGTK+.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.

Package Information

Midori Dependencies


libzeitgeist-0.3.18, WebKitGTK+-1.10.2 or WebKitGTK+-2.0.4 and Vala-0.20.1



GTK-Doc-1.19 and libunique-1.1.6 or libunique (3.x)

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

Installation of Midori

Install Midori by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --docdir=/usr/share/doc/midori-0.5.5 &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-gtk3: Use this switch if you want to build Midori with GTK+ 3 dependencies.

--enable-apidocs: Use this switch if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to build and install the API documentation.

export NOCOLOR=1: This prevents the build process outputting colored text. Colored text is fine if you're running the commands in a terminal, but if you compile it with a script and pipe the output to a log file the control characters that color the text can makehe log file difficult to read with a text editor.


Installed Program: midori
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /etc/xdg/midori, /usr/include/midori-0.5, /usr/lib/midori, /usr/share/doc/midori-0.5.5 and /usr/share/midori

Short Descriptions


is a lightweight WebKitGTK+ browser.

Last updated on 2013-08-25 04:52:57 -0700