Introduction to Pixman

The Pixman package contains a library that provides low-level pixel manipulation features such as image compositing and trapezoid rasterization.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

Pixman Dependencies


GTK+-2.24.22 and libpng-1.6.9 (for tests and demos)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/pixman

Installation of Pixman

Install Pixman by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libpixman-1.so
Installed Directory: /usr/include/pixman-1

Short Descriptions


contains functions that provide low-level pixel manipulation features.

Last updated on 2014-02-17 15:16:31 -0800