Introduction to Midori

Midori is a lightweight web browser that uses WebKitGTK+.

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

Package Information

Midori Dependencies


CMake-3.0.1, libnotify-0.7.6, WebKitGTK+-2.4.5 (Compiled against either GTK+ 2 or GTK+ 3 - see "Command Explanations"), and Vala-0.24.0



GTK-Doc-1.20 and libzeitgeist-0.3.18

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

Installation of Midori

The tarball is not compressed from a directory, thus it is better to create a directory to uncompress it:

mkdir -v midori-0.5.8 &&
tar xf midori_0.5.8_all_.tar.bz2 -C midori-0.5.8 &&
cd midori-0.5.8

Install Midori by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: make check from an X terminal emulator.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--enable-gtk3: Use this switch if you want to build Midori using WebKitGTK+ built against GTK+ 3. configure defaults to GTK+ 2 version of WebKitGTK+.

--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: libmidori-core.so and several libraries under /usr/lib/midori
Installed Directories: /etc/xdg/midori, /usr/lib/midori, /usr/share/doc/midori and /usr/share/midori

Short Descriptions


is a lightweight WebKitGTK+ browser.

Last updated on 2014-08-24 15:41:32 -0700