Introduction to Vte

Vte is a library (libvte) implementing a terminal emulator widget for GTK+ 2, and a minimal demonstration application (vte) that uses libvte.

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

Package Information

Vte Dependencies


GTK+-2.24.22 and Intltool-0.50.2


gobject-introspection-1.38.0, GTK-Doc-1.19 and PyGTK-2.24.0

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/vte2

Installation of Vte

Install Vte by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr \
            --libexecdir=/usr/lib/vte \
            --disable-static  &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--libexecdir=/usr/lib/vte : both this package and VTE-0.34.9 install files of the same name. This switch ensures that they do not overwrite each other if both are installed.

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


Installed Program: vte
Installed Library: libvte.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/vte-0.0, /usr/lib/vte, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/vte-0.0 and /usr/share/vte

Short Descriptions


is a simple terminal emulator.


contains the Vte API functions.

Last updated on 2014-03-03 16:50:38 -0800