Introduction to Babl

The Babl package is a dynamic, any to any, pixel format translation library.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.

Package Information

Babl Dependencies



gobject-introspection-1.36.0 and Vala-0.20.1

User Notes:

Installation of Babl

Install Babl by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/babl/graphics &&
install -v -m644 docs/*.{css,html} /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/babl &&
install -v -m644 docs/graphics/*.{html,png,svg} /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/babl/graphics

Command Explanations

install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/babl/graphics: This and the subsequent commands install the library html documentation under /usr/share/gtk-doc/html where other gtk packages put the programmer-oriented documentation.

--with-vala: Use vapigen so that vala programs can use this application - not enabled by default, may cause breakage when building gegl.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:, and libraries in /usr/lib/babl-0.1/
Installed Directories: /usr/include/babl-0.1/

Short Descriptions

contains functions to access BablFishes to convert between formats.

Last updated on 2013-08-23 04:24:34 -0700