Compiling Geeqie in Linux

(Morgan Hardwood) #1

The script handles compilation and updating git.
Getting the dependencies is up to you.

To compile the very latest Geeqie code:

  1. Download the script:
  2. Make it executable:
    chmod +x build-geeqie
  3. Run it:

(Mica) #2

This is on my list of applications to package in flatpak!



(Morgan Hardwood) #4

Fixed copypasta typo.

(Colin Pittendrigh) #5


Program name: geeqie
Build type: release
Build without updating: false

~/programs/code-geeqie ~

Error: You must have `intltoolize’ installed

sudo apt-cache search intltoolize yields null on Mint Linux.
I’ll work on it.

(Morgan Hardwood) #6

It’s part of intltool:

(Colin Pittendrigh) #7

download intltool-0.50.2.tar.gz

tar -xvzf intltool-0.50.2.tar.gz

cd intltool-0.50.2



sudo make install

Now the build-geeqie script runs and finishes.

This latest geeqie from git version is nice–slicker than than what you get with
sudo apt-get install geeqie right now

geeqie->rawtherapee->gimp is my default work flow. I’m grateful to have them.

(Morgan Hardwood) #8

Script updated, now subsequent re-compilation of a given branch and build-type will be faster.

(Colin Clark) #9

A mere 8 months after you started this thread, I eventually noticed it.
I also have attempted to construct a script to make it easier to install Geeqie on Debian systems.
The script is, and the latest version can be extracted from the repository at:

I have included all the dependencies that I believe are required , plus the option to compile in extra pixbuf loaders.
Criticisms of any kind are welcome…

(Mica) #10

The addition of the extra pixbuf loaders, especially xcf, is very welcome!