Introduction to NPth

The NPth package contains a very portable POSIX/ANSI-C based library for Unix platforms which provides non-preemptive priority-based scheduling for multiple threads of execution (multithreading) inside event-driven applications. All threads run in the same address space of the server application, but each thread has its own individual program-counter, run-time stack, signal mask and errno variable.

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

Package Information

User Notes:

Installation of NPth

Install NPth by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Program: npth-config
Installed Library:
Installed Directory: None

Short Descriptions


is a utility used to configure and build applications based on the npth library. It can be used to query the C compiler and linker flags which are required to correctly compile and link the application against the npth library.

contains the API functions used by the New Portable Threads Library.

Last updated on 2018-02-21 16:44:26 -0600