Introduction to Raptor

Raptor is a C library that provides a set of parsers and serializers that generate Resource Description Framework (RDF) triples.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 11.3 platform.

Package Information

  • Download (HTTP): https://download.librdf.org/source/raptor2-2.0.15.tar.gz

  • Download MD5 sum: a39f6c07ddb20d7dd2ff1f95fa21e2cd

  • Download size: 1.9 MB

  • Estimated disk space required: 28 MB (additional 1 MB for the tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.2 SBU (additional 0.5 SBU for the tests)

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Raptor Dependencies


cURL-7.88.1 and libxslt-1.1.37


GTK-Doc-1.33.2, ICU-72.1 and libyajl

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/raptor

Installation of Raptor

First, apply a patch that fixes a couple of security issues:

patch -Np1 -i ../raptor-2.0.15-security_fixes-1.patch

Install Raptor by running the following commands:

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

To test the results, issue: make check. Several of the XML tests may fail.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

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

--with-icu-config=/usr/bin/icu-config: Use this switch if you have installed ICU-72.1 and wish to build Raptor with its support.


Installed Programs: rapper
Installed Libraries: libraptor2.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/raptor2 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/raptor2

Short Descriptions


is a RDF parsing and serializing utility


contains the Raptor API functions