Introduction to Raptor

Raptor is a C library that provides a set of parsers and serializers that generate Resource Description Framework (RDF) triples.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

  • Download (HTTP): https://download.librdf.org/source/raptor2-2.0.16.tar.gz

  • Download MD5 sum: 0a71f13b6eaa0a04bf411083d89d7bc2

  • Download size: 1.7 MB

  • Estimated disk space required: 25 MB (additional 2 MB for the tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.1 SBU (additional 0.3 SBU for the tests)

Raptor Dependencies


cURL-8.6.0 and libxslt-1.1.39


GTK-Doc-1.33.2, ICU-74.2 and libyajl

Installation of Raptor

First, fix an incompatibility with libxml2-2.11.x:

sed -i 's/20627/20627 \&\& LIBXML_VERSION < 21100/' src/raptor_libxml.c

Install Raptor by running the following commands:

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

To test the results, issue: make check. Several of the XML tests may fail.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

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

--with-icu-config=/usr/bin/icu-config: Use this switch if you have installed ICU-74.2 and wish to build Raptor with its support.


Installed Programs: rapper
Installed Libraries: libraptor2.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/raptor2 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/raptor2

Short Descriptions


is a RDF parsing and serializing utility


contains the Raptor API functions