Building and Installing gexiv2

To build the current version of gexiv2, you will first need to install libexiv2 version 0.21 or better, including the header files and other files needed for building programs that use this library. Both Ubuntu 11.04 Natty Narwhal (or later) and Fedora 15 (or later) contain sufficiently recent versions in their repositories. On Ubuntu, you can run this command:

$ sudo apt-get install libexiv2-dev

Alternatively, you can download the latest exiv2 source from and build exiv2 yourself.

There are two ways to get the gexiv2 source code:

  • Download a source tarball of the latest stable release series: gexiv2

  • For the latest code, check out the source from our Git server:

$ git clone

Note that in order to build from trunk, you’ll need to update your exiv2 installation to version 0.21 or later.

To build, run the following commands:

$ ./configure --enable-introspection
$ make
$ sudo make install

When building from git, you need to run to generate the configure script. Then proceed as above. Or, since 0.10.7, you can use Meson to build GExiv2:

$ meson build
$ ninja -C build
$ sudo ninja -C build install

Projects/gexiv2/BuildingAndInstalling (last edited 2018-05-22 20:13:41 by JensGeorg)