Introduction to Nautilus

The Nautilus package contains the GNOME file manager.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

Nautilus Dependencies


gnome-desktop-3.10.2 and libnotify-0.7.6



GTK-Doc-1.19 and Tracker

Recommended (Runtime)

User Notes:

Installation of Nautilus

Install Nautilus by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr        \
            --sysconfdir=/etc    \
            --disable-tracker    \
            --disable-packagekit &&

This package needs to be installed before its testsuite can be run.

Now, as the root user:

make install

To test the results, issue: make check. The tests need to be run in a graphical environment.

Command Explanations

--disable-packagekit: This switch disables use of PackageKit which isn't suitable for BLFS.

--disable-tracker: This switch disables use of Tracker which isn't part of BLFS.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.

--disable-xmp: Use this switch if you did not install Exempi.

--disable-libexif: Use this switch if you did not install libexif.


Installed Programs: nautilus, nautilus-autorun-software, and nautilus-connect-server
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/nautilus, /usr/lib/nautilus, /usr/share/gnome-shell/search-providers, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libnautilus-extension, and /usr/share/nautilus

Short Descriptions


is the GNOME file manager.

supplies the functions needed by the file manager extensions.

Last updated on 2014-02-22 07:06:53 -0800