Introduction to xarchiver

XArchiver is a GTK+ archive manager with support for tar, xz, bzip2, gzip, zip, 7z, rar, lzo and many other archive formats.

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



xarchiver is only a command line or graphical interface to archiving utilities such as tar and zip.

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xarchiver Dependencies


GTK+-2.24.32 or GTK+-3.24.10

Optional (Runtime)

cpio-2.12, LZO-2.10, p7zip-16.02, UnRar-5.7.5, UnZip-6.0, and Zip-3.0

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

Installation of xarchiver

Install xarchiver by running the following commands:

patch -Np1 -i ../xarchiver-0.5.4-fixes-1.patch &&

./autogen.sh --prefix=/usr               \
             --libexecdir=/usr/lib/xfce4 \
             --disable-gtk3              \
             --docdir=/usr/share/doc/xarchiver-0.5.4 &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make DOCDIR=/usr/share/doc/xarchiver-0.5.4 install

If desktop-file-utils-0.24 and hicolor-icon-theme-0.17 are installed, issue, as root user:

update-desktop-database &&
gtk-update-icon-cache -t -f --include-image-data /usr/share/icons/hicolor

Command Explanations

--libexecdir=/usr/lib/xfce4: This switch fixes the location for the thunar-archive-plugin, so it will work if Thunar-1.8.9 is installed.

--disable-gtk3: This switch allows building against GTK+2. Default is --enable-gtk3. Remove it or replace it, if you wish to build against GTK+3.


Installed Program: xarchiver
Installed Libraries: None
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/xfce4/thunar-archive-plugin, /usr/share/doc/xarchiver-0.5.4, and /usr/share/pixmaps/xarchiver

Short Descriptions


is a GTK+ archive manager.

Last updated on 2019-08-24 09:01:41 -0700