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-11.2 platform.



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

Package Information

xarchiver Dependencies


GTK+-2.24.33 or GTK+-3.24.34

Optional (Runtime)

cpio-2.13, LZO-2.10, p7zip-17.04, UnRar-6.1.7, UnZip-6.0, and Zip-3.0

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

Installation of xarchiver

Install xarchiver by running the following commands:

./configure  --prefix=/usr               \
             --libexecdir=/usr/lib/xfce4 \
             --docdir=/usr/share/doc/xarchiver- &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


This package installs icon files into the /usr/share/icons/hicolor hierarchy and desktop files into the /usr/share/applications hierarchy. You can improve system performance and memory usage by updating /usr/share/icons/hicolor/index.theme and /usr/share/applications/mimeinfo.cache. To perform the update you must have GTK+-2.24.33 or GTK+-3.24.34 installed (for the icon cache) and desktop-file-utils-0.26 (for the desktop cache) and issue the following commands as the root user:

gtk-update-icon-cache -qtf /usr/share/icons/hicolor &&
update-desktop-database -q

Command Explanations

--libexecdir=/usr/lib/xfce4: This switch fixes the location for the thunar-archive-plugin, so it will work if thunar-4.16.11 is installed.

--disable-gtk3: This switch allows building against GTK+2 or use --disable-gtk2 to force building against GTK+3 when GTK+2 is installed, too.


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

Short Descriptions


is a GTK+ archive manager