Introduction to Tracker-miners

The Tracker-miners package contains a set of data extractors for Tracker.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-9.1 platform.

Package Information

Tracker-miners Dependencies


gst-plugins-base-1.16.2, Tracker-2.3.4, Exempi-2.5.1, and gexiv2-0.12.0



CMake-3.17.0, DConf-0.36.0, libgsf-1.14.47, libseccomp-2.4.3, taglib-1.11.1, totem-pl-parser-3.26.5, UPower-0.99.11, libcue, libosinfo, and gupnp

User Notes:

Installation of Tracker-miners

Install Tracker-miners by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&

To test the results, as the root user, issue: ninja test. Two tests, test-image-1 and functional-401-extractor-flac-cuesheet, are known to fail.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-Dminer_rss=false: Use this option if you have not installed the recommended dependency libgrss.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:, and several modules under /usr/lib/tracker-miners-2.0.
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/tracker-miners-2.0 and /usr/share/tracker-miners

Last updated on 2020-03-31 16:43:55 -0500