Introduction to Exiv2

Exiv2 is a C++ library and a command line utility for managing image metadata.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 platform.

Package Information

  • Download (HTTP): http://www.exiv2.org/exiv2-0.24.tar.gz

  • Download MD5 sum: b8a23dc56a98ede85c00718a97a8d6fc

  • Download size: 4.5 MB

  • Estimated disk space required: 36 MB

  • Estimated build time: 0.9 SBU

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/exiv2

Installation of Exiv2

Install Exiv2 by running the following commands:

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

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
chmod -v 755 /usr/lib/libexiv2.so

Command Explanations

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


Installed Program: exiv2
Installed Library: libexiv2.so
Installed Directory: /usr/include/exiv2

Short Descriptions


is an utility used to dump Exif data.

Last updated on 2015-02-20 19:16:55 -0800