Vala-0.42.2

Introduction to Vala

Vala is a new programming language that aims to bring modern programming language features to GNOME developers without imposing any additional runtime requirements and without using a different ABI compared to applications and libraries written in C.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

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Vala Dependencies

Required

GLib-2.58.1

Recommended

Optional

dbus-1.12.10 (Required for the tests), libxslt-1.1.32 (Required for generating the documentation), help2man, and weasyprint

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/vala

Installation of Vala

Install Vala by running the following commands:

[Note]

Note

If the recommended dependency Graphviz-2.40.1 is not installed, apply a patch. This will prevent building the valadoc program and libraries that can be used to generate API documentation in HTML format from Vala source code.

patch -p1 -i ../vala-0.42.2-avoid_graphviz-1.patch &&
ACLOCAL= autoreconf -fiv
./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Contents

Installed Programs: vala, vala-0.42, valac, valadoc (not built if the patch is applied), vala-gen-introspect, and vapigen (symlinks); valac-0.42, valadoc-0.42 (not built if the patch is applied), vala-gen-introspect-0.42, and vapigen-0.42
Installed Library: libvala-0.42.so and libvaladoc-0.42.so (not built if the patch is applied)
Installed Directories: /usr/include/vala-0.42, /usr/include/valadoc-0.42 (not built if the patch is applied), /usr/lib/vala-0.42, /usr/lib/valadoc (not built if the patch is applied), /usr/share/vala, /usr/share/valadoc (not built if the patch is applied), /usr/share/devhelp/books/vala-0.42, and /usr/share/vala-0.42

Short Descriptions

valac

is a compiler that translates Vala source code into C source and header files.

vala-gen-introspect

generates a GI file for GObject and GLib based packages.

vapigen

is an utility which generates Vala API (VAPI) files from GI files.

libvala-0.42.so

contains the Vala API functions.

Last updated on 2018-10-04 14:34:38 -0500