Introduction to File Roller

File Roller is an archive manager for GNOME with support for tar, bzip2, gzip, zip, jar, compress, lzop and many other archive formats.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 systemd platform.



File Roller is only a graphical interface to archiving utilities such as tar and zip.

Package Information

File Roller Dependencies


GTK+-3.12.2 and yelp-xsl-3.12.0


Optional (Runtime)

UnRar-5.1.7, UnZip-6.0, and Zip-3.0

User Notes:

Installation of File Roller

Install File Roller by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr        \
            --disable-packagekit \
            --disable-static &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
chmod -v 755 /usr/libexec/file-roller/

Command Explanations

--disable-packagekit: This switch disables use of PackageKit which isn't suitable for BLFS.

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: file-roller,, and rpm2cpio
Installed Libraries: (Nautilus Extension)
Installed Directories: /usr/libexec/file-roller, /usr/share/file-roller, and /usr/share/help/*/file-roller

Short Descriptions


is an archive manager for GNOME.

Last updated on 2014-08-25 18:22:00 -0700