Introduction to File Roller

File Roller is an archive manager for GNOME with support for tar, bzip2, gzip, zip, jar, compress, lzop and many other archive formats.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.



File Roller is only a graphical interface to archiving utilities such as tar and zip.

Package Information

File Roller Dependencies


GTK+-3.22.30 and itstool-2.0.4


Optional (Runtime)

UnRar-5.6.5, UnZip-6.0, and Zip-3.0

User Notes:

Installation of File Roller

Install File Roller by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr -Dpackagekit=false .. &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install &&
chmod -v 0755 /usr/libexec/file-roller/ &&
glib-compile-schemas /usr/share/glib-2.0/schemas

Command Explanations

-Dpackagekit=false: This switch disables the use of PackageKit which isn't suitable for BLFS.


Installed Program: file-roller
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/{libexec,share{,/help/*}}/file-roller

Short Descriptions


is an archive manager for GNOME.

Last updated on 2018-08-30 18:48:05 -0700