gdk-pixbuf-2.30.8

Introduction to Gdk Pixbuf

The Gdk Pixbuf is a toolkit for image loading and pixel buffer manipulation. It is used by GTK+ 2 and GTK+ 3 to load and manipulate images. In the past it was distributed as part of GTK+ 2 but it was split off into a separate package in preparation for the change to GTK+ 3.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

Gdk Pixbuf Dependencies

Required

GLib-2.40.0, libjpeg-turbo-1.3.1, libpng-1.6.13 and LibTIFF-4.0.3

Recommended

Optional (Required if building GNOME)

gobject-introspection-1.40.0

Optional

JasPer-1.900.1 and GTK-Doc-1.20

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/gdk-pixbuf

Installation of Gdk Pixbuf

Install Gdk Pixbuf by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --with-x11 &&
make

Now, as the root user:

make install

To test the results, issue: make check, after the package is installed.

[Note]

Note

If you installed the package on to your system using a “DESTDIR” method, an important file was not installed and should be copied and/or generated. Generate it using the following command as the root user:

gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders --update-cache

Command Explanations

--with-x11: This switch enables building of the Gdk Pixbuf X11 library which is needed for many packages.

--with-libjasper: If you've installed JasPer-1.900.1 and you want Gdk Pixbuf to use it to compile a JPEG2000 image loader, pass this switch to configure.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.

Contents

Installed Programs: gdk-pixbuf-csource, gdk-pixbuf-pixdata, and gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders
Installed Libraries: libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so, libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so, and several loaders for specific image formats under /usr/lib/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/2.10.0/loaders
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gdk-pixbuf-2.0, /usr/lib/gdk-pixbuf-2.0, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gdk-pixbuf

Short Descriptions

gdk-pixbuf-csource

is a small utility that generates C code containing images, used for compiling images directly into programs.

gdk-pixbuf-query-loaders

collects information about loadable modules for Gdk Pixbuf and writes it to the default cache file location, or to stdout.

libgdk_pixbuf-2.0.so

contains functions used to load and render images.

libgdk_pixbuf_xlib-2.0.so

contains functions used to manipulate images and interfaces with Xlib.

Last updated on 2014-08-17 08:58:24 +0000