VTE-0.68.0

Introduction to VTE

The VTE package contains a termcap file implementation for terminal emulators.

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Note

Development versions of BLFS may not build or run some packages properly if dependencies have been updated since the most recent stable versions of the book.

Package Information

VTE Dependencies

Required

GTK+-3.24.34, libxml2-2.9.14, and pcre2-10.40

Recommended

Optional

FriBidi-1.0.11 and GTK-Doc-1.33.2

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

Installation of VTE

Install VTE by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr       \
      --buildtype=release \
      -Dfribidi=false     \
      -D_systemd=false .. &&
ninja

To test the results, issue ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install &&
rm -v /etc/profile.d/vte.*

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

rm -v /etc/profile.d/vte.*: This command removes two files installed in /etc/profile.d that have no use on a LFS system.

-Dfribidi=false: Omit this switch if you want to enable bidirectional capabilities.

-Dgnutls=false: Add this switch if you do not want to enable GnuTLS support.

-Dvapi=false: Add this switch if you do not want to enable vala bindings.

-Ddocs=true: Add this switch if wish to build the documentation.

Contents

Installed Program: vte-2.91
Installed Library: libvte-2.91.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/vte-2.91 and (optional) /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/vte-2.91

Short Descriptions

vte-2.91

is a test application for the VTE libraries

libvte-2.91.so

is a library which implements a terminal emulator widget for GTK+ 3