Introduction to libfm

The libfm package contains a library used to develop file managers providing some file management utilities.

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

Package Information

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  • Download MD5 sum: fd3ff9174e097ab3fd619e4a10fd822a

  • Download size: 684 KB

  • Estimated disk space required: 23 MB (additional 5 MB to rebuild and install the API documentation)

  • Estimated build time: 0.2 SBU (additional 0.1 SBU to rebuild and install the API documentation)

libfm Dependencies


GTK+-2.24.22 and menu-cache-0.5.1



dbus-glib-0.102 and UDisks-1.0.4 (for volume management - experimental) or Gvfs-1.18.3 and GTK-Doc-1.19

User Notes:

Installation of libfm

Install libfm by running the following commands:

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

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

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

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


Installed Program: libfm-pref-apps
Installed Libraries: and
Installed Directories: /etc/xdg/libfm, /usr/include/libfm-1.0, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libfm and /usr/share/libfm

Short Descriptions


sets preferred applications for programs based on libfm.

contains the libfm API functions.

Last updated on 2014-02-20 04:20:28 -0800