Introduction to libblockdev

libblockdev is a C library supporting GObject introspection for manipulation of block devices. It has a plugin-based architecture where each technology (like LVM, Btrfs, MD RAID, Swap,...) is implemented in a separate plugin, possibly with multiple implementations (e.g. using LVM CLI or the new LVM DBus API).

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.2 platform.

Package Information

libblockdev Dependencies


gobject-introspection-1.54.1, libbytesize-1.2, parted-3.2, and volume_key-0.3.9


btrfs-progs-4.15.1, GTK-Doc-1.27, mdadm-4.0, dmraid, and bcachefs

User Notes:

Installation of libblockdev

Install libblockdev by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr     \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --with-python3    \
            --without-gtk-doc \
            --without-dm      &&

This package does not come with a working test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:,,,,,,,,,,,,, and
Installed Directories: /etc/libblockdev, /usr/include/blockdev, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libblockdev

Last updated on 2018-02-21 06:35:18 -0600