Introduction to libpeas

libpeas is a GObject based plugins engine, and is targeted at giving every application the chance to assume its own extensibility.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-9.1 platform.

Package Information

libpeas Dependencies


gobject-introspection-1.64.1 and GTK+-3.24.21



GTK-Doc-1.32, Glade, embed, LGI (for LUA bindings, built with LUA-5.1), with either luajit or LUA-5.1

User Notes:

Installation of libpeas

Install libpeas by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test. An active graphical session with bus address is necessary to run the tests.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-Dvapi=true: Add this switch if you wish to generate vapi (vala) data.

-Ddemos=false: Add this switch if you do not wish to build the demo programs.

-Dgtk-doc=true: Add this switch if wish to build the reference manual.


Installed Program: peas-demo
Installed Libraries: and
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libpeas-1.0, /usr/lib/libpeas-1.0, /usr/lib/peas-demo and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libpeas

Short Descriptions


is the Peas demo program.

contains the libpeas API functions.

contains the libpeas GTK+ widgets.

Last updated on 2020-03-31 16:43:55 -0500