gobject-introspection-1.60.1

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-8.4 platform.

Package Information

Required

GLib-2.60.1

Optional

Cairo-1.16.0 (required for the tests), Gjs-1.56.1 (to satisfy one test), GTK-Doc-1.29, Mako-1.0.9, and Markdown (to satisfy one test)

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

Installation of GObject Introspection

Install GObject Introspection by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&
ninja

To test the results, issue: ninja test -k0. One test fails if the optional Markdown module is not installed.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-Dgtk_doc=true: Build and install the documentation.

-Dcairo=true: Use cairo for tests.

-Ddoctool=true: Install g-ir-doc-tool and run related tests.

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 _giscanner.cpython-37m-x86_64-linux-gnu.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 2019-04-08 13:19:33 -0500