10.58. Expat-2.1.0

Expat is a stream-oriented XML parser library written in C.

10.58.1. Installation of Expat

Prepare Expat for compilation:

./configure --prefix=/usr

Compile the package:


To test the results, issue:

make check

Install the package:

make install

Install the documentation:

install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/expat-2.1.0
install -v -m644 doc/*.{html,png,css} /usr/share/doc/expat-2.1.0

10.58.2. Contents of Expat

Installed program: xmlwf
Installed library: libexpat.[so,a]
Installed directory: /usr/share/doc/expat-2.1.0

Short Descriptions


is a non-validating utility to check whether or not XML documents are well formed


contains API functions for parsing XML