Introduction to QupZilla

QupZilla is a fast, feature-rich and lightweight QtWebEngine based browser, originally intended only for educational purposes.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.0 platform.

Package Information

QupZilla Dependencies


OpenSSL-1.0.2k, and Qt-5.8.0 (with qtwebengine)


GDB-7.12.1, Hunspell, and libgnome-keyring (Gnome-Keyring plugin)

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

Installation of QupZilla

Install QupZilla by running the following commands:

qmake                       &&

The export command is used for configuring the build. Alternatively, you can add the environment variable to src/defines.pri.

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If desktop-file-utils-0.23 and xdg-utils-1.1.1 are installed, run as, the root user:

xdg-icon-resource forceupdate --theme hicolor &&
update-desktop-database -q

Command Explanations



If you wish to use any of the following variables, they need to be exported. You can add them to the export block in the main instructions. Alternatively, instead of exporting, they can be added, one at a line, to src/defines.pri.

CONFIG += debug: Use if you want to build QupZilla with debugging symbols.

GNOME_INTEGRATION=true: Enables Gnome integration, this meaning the build of Gnome-Keyring Password plugin, which provides support for storing passwords in Gnome-Keyring.

KDE_INTEGRATION=true: Enables KDE integration, this meaning the build of KWallet Password plugin, which provides support for storing passwords in KWallet.


Installed Program: qupzilla
Installed Libraries: libQupZilla.so and plugins under $LXQT_PREFIX/lib/qupzilla/
Installed Directory: $LXQT_PREFIX/{lib,share}/qupzilla

Short Descriptions


is a lightweight QtWebEngine web browser.


contains the libQupZilla API functions.

Last updated on 2017-02-17 19:16:56 -0800