Introduction to librsvg

The librsvg package contains librsvg libraries and tools used to manipulate, convert and view Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) images.

Package information

Installation of librsvg

Install librsvg by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc \
    --disable-gtk-doc &&
make &&
make install

Command explanations

--disable-gtk-doc: This option prevents the rebuilding of documentation during the make command.


The librsvg package contains rsvg, rsvg-view and librsvg libraries, modules and plugins.



rsvg is used to covert SVG images into PNG, JPEG and ICO raster images.


rsvg-view is used to view an SVG file in an X window.

librsvg libraries

librsvg libraries provide the functions to render Scalable Vector Graphics.

Last updated on 2005-01-05 09:56:45 -0700