Introduction to Tracker

Tracker is the file indexing and search provider used in the GNOME desktop environment.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-9.0 platform.

Package Information

Tracker Dependencies


JSON-GLib-1.4.4, libseccomp-2.4.1, libsoup-2.66.2, and Vala-0.44.7



GTK-Doc-1.32 and libstemmer

User Notes:

Installation of Tracker

Install Tracker by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test. The tests should be run from a graphical session. The test named steroids may fail but will pass if you rerun the tests after the installation.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install
glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas

Command Explanations

glib-compile-schemas ...: Compiles the settings schema installed by this package to prevent a runtime error in tracker-store.


Installed Programs: tracker
Installed Library:,, and
Installed Directories: /usr/{include,lib}/tracker-2.0, /usr/share/tracker, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/libtracker-{control,miner,sparql}

Short Descriptions


is a control program for the indexer.

contains control and monitoring functions for miners.

contains data mining functions.

contains resource management and database functions.

Last updated on 2019-08-25 11:35:01 -0700