Introduction to Bluefish

Bluefish is a GTK+ text editor targeted towards programmers and web designers, with many options to write websites, scripts and programming code. Bluefish supports many programming and markup languages, and it focuses on editing dynamic and interactive websites.

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

Package Information

Bluefish Dependencies


GTK+-2.24.24 or GTK+-3.12.2. If both are installed, configure defaults to using GTK+ 3.


enchant-1.6.0 (for spell checking), Gucharmap-3.12.1, Jing and PCRE-8.35

User Notes:

Installation of Bluefish

Install Bluefish by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --docdir=/usr/share/doc/bluefish-2.2.6 &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Program: bluefish
Installed Libraries: several under /usr/lib/bluefish/
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/bluefish, /usr/share/bluefish, /usr/share/doc/bluefish-2.2.6, and /usr/share/xml/bluefish

Short Descriptions


is a GTK+ text editor for markup and programming.

Last updated on 2014-09-21 21:10:06 -0700