Introduction to gnome-autoar

The gnome-autoar package provides a framework for automatic archive extraction, compression, and management.

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

Package Information

gnome-autoar Dependencies


libarchive-3.7.2 and GTK+-3.24.41



GTK-Doc-1.33.2 (for building documentation)

Installation of gnome-autoar

Install gnome-autoar by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr       \
            --buildtype=release \
            -Dvapi=true         \
            -Dtests=true        \
            ..                  &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

-Dgtk_doc=true: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: and
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gnome-autoar-0 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gnome-autoar

Short Descriptions

provides API functions for automatic archive management

provides GTK+ widgets to aid in automatic archive management