Introduction to gegl

This package provides the GEneric Graphics Library, which is a graph based image processing format.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-9.0 platform.

Package Information

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  • Download MD5 sum: 37433eb00f8a4b0d1ae9e975aaedfa26

  • Download size: 4.6 MB

  • Estimated disk space required: 115 MB (with docs; add 7 MB for tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.5 SBU (Using parallelism=4; with docs; add 0.3 SBU for tests)

gegl Dependencies


babl-0.1.74 and JSON-GLib-1.4.4



asciidoc-8.6.9, Cairo-1.17.2+f93fc72c03e, Exiv2-0.27.2, gdk-pixbuf-2.40.0, gexiv2-0.12.0, Graphviz-2.42.3, JasPer-2.0.14, Little CMS-2.9, libjpeg-turbo-2.0.4 libpng-1.6.37, librsvg-2.46.4, LibTIFF-4.1.0, libwebp-1.1.0, Pango-1.44.7, Ruby-2.7.0, SDL2-2.0.10, v4l-utils-1.18.0, Vala-0.46.5, lensfun, libopenraw, libspiro, libumfpack, LuaJIT, MRG, and OpenEXR

User Notes:

Installation of gegl

Install gegl by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test. Two tests, gegl-format and gegl-node are known to fail.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-Ddocs=true: Build and install documentation.


Installed Programs: gegl and gegl-imgcmp
Installed Libraries:,,, and modules in /usr/lib/gegl-0.4
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/gegl-0.4 and /usr/include/gegl-0.4

Short Descriptions


is a commandline tool for working with the XML data model.


is a simple image difference detection tool for use in regression testing.

provides infrastructure to do demand based cached non destructive image editing on larger than RAM buffers.

is the GEGL N-point image deformation library.

is the GEGL Seamless Cloning library.

Last updated on 2020-01-18 09:53:24 -0600