6.40. Expat-2.1.0

The Expat package contains a stream oriented C library for parsing XML.

Approximate build time: 0.1 SBU
Required disk space: 9.4 MB

6.40.1. Installation of Expat

Prepare Expat for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

If desired, install the documentation:

install -v -dm755 /usr/share/doc/expat-2.1.0
install -v -m644 doc/*.{html,png,css} /usr/share/doc/expat-2.1.0

6.40.2. Contents of Expat

Installed program: xmlwf
Installed libraries: libexpat.{a,so}
Installed directory: /usr/share/doc/expat-2.1.0

Short Descriptions


is a non-validating utility to check whether or not XML documents are well formed


contains API functions for parsing XML