gobject-introspection-1.54.1

Introduction to GObject Introspection

The GObject Introspection is used to describe the program APIs and collect them in a uniform, machine readable format.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.1 platform.

Package Information

Required

GLib-2.54.2

Recommended

Optional

Cairo-1.14.12 (required for the tests), GTK-Doc-1.27, Mako-1.0.4, and Python-2.7.14

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/gobject-introspection

Installation of GObject Introspection

Install GObject Introspection by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr    \
            --disable-static \
            --with-python=/usr/bin/python3 &&
make

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.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.

--with-python=/usr/bin/python3: ensure the Python-3.x interpreter is used instead of Python-2.x if installed.

Contents

Installed Program: g-ir-annotation-tool, g-ir-compiler, g-ir-doc-tool, g-ir-inspect, g-ir-generate, and g-ir-scanner
Installed Libraries: libgirepository-1.0.so and /usr/lib/gobject-introspection/giscanner/_giscanner.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gobject-introspection-1.0, /usr/lib/girepository-1.0, /usr/lib/gobject-introspection, /usr/share/gir-1.0, and /usr/share/gobject-introspection-1.0

Short Descriptions

g-ir-annotation-tool

creates or extracts annotation data from GI typelibs.

g-ir-compiler

converts one or more GIR files into one or more typelib.

g-ir-doc-tool

generates Mallard files that can be viewed with yelp or rendered to HTML with yelp-build from yelp-tools.

g-ir-inspect

is a utility that gives information about a GI typelib.

g-ir-scanner

is a tool which generates GIR XML files by parsing headers and introspecting GObject based libraries.

g-ir-generate

is a GIR generator that uses the repository API.

libgirepository-1.0.so

provides an API to access the typelib metadata.

Last updated on 2017-10-22 12:39:31 -0500