libgsf-1.14.50

Introduction to libgsf

The libgsf package contains a library used for providing an extensible input/output abstraction layer for structured file formats.

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Note

Development versions of BLFS may not build or run some packages properly if dependencies have been updated since the most recent stable versions of the book.

Package Information

libgsf Dependencies

Required

GLib-2.72.3 and libxml2-2.9.14

Recommended

Optional

gobject-introspection-1.72.0 and GTK-Doc-1.33.2

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/libgsf

Installation of libgsf

Install libgsf by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&
make

To test the results, issue: make check. Two tests, t1004-zip-zip64.pl and t1005-zip-nonseekable.pl are known to fail.

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.

Contents

Installed Programs: gsf, gsf-office-thumbnailer, and gsf-vba-dump
Installed Library: libgsf-1.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libgsf-1, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gsf and /usr/share/thumbnailers

Short Descriptions

gsf

is a simple archive utility, somewhat similar to tar(1)

gsf-office-thumbnailer

is used internally by GNOME applications such as Nautilus to generate thumbnails of several types of office application files

gsf-vba-dump

is used to extract Visual Basic for Applications macros from files

libgsf-1.so

contains the libgsf API functions