Introduction to libgtkhtml

The libgtkhtml package contains the libgtkhtml-2 library. This library provides an API for rendering HTML.

Package Information

libgtkhtml Dependencies


GTK+-2.10.13 and libxml2-2.6.31


GAIL-1.18.0 and GNOME Virtual File System-2.18.1 (only used in the test suite)

User Notes:

Installation of libgtkhtml

Install libgtkhtml by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-accessibility &&

This package does not come with a test suite. You can run a test program which includes many test cases; if desired, issue: ( cd tests; ./testgtkhtml )

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-accessibility: This forces the package to build without linking to the libgailutil accessibility library. Remove this switch if you have GAIL installed.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libgtkhtml-2.{so,a}
Installed Directory: /usr/include/gtkhtml-2.0

Short Descriptions


provides the functions necessary to render and/or edit HTML.

Last updated on 2008-03-12 13:45:14 -0500