Introduction to Yelp

The Yelp package contains the help browser used for viewing help files.

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

Package Information

Yelp Dependencies


WebKitGTK+-2.4.5 and yelp-xsl-3.12.0





The Yelp package is not required for a functional GNOME Desktop. Note, however, that without Yelp you will not be able to view the built-in Help provided by core GNOME and many of the support applications.

User Notes:

Installation of Yelp

Install Yelp by running the following commands:

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

To test the results, issue make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--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: gnome-help and yelp
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libyelp, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libyelp, /usr/share/yelp-xsl, and /usr/share/yelp

Short Descriptions


is the GNOME Help Browser.

contains the Yelp API functions.

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