Introduction to gegl

This package provides the GEneric Graphics Library, which is a graph based image processing format.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.10 platform.

Package Information

gegl Dependencies


babl-0.1.22 and JSON-GLib-1.2.2


asciidoc-8.6.9, Cairo-1.14.8, Enscript-1.6.6, Exiv2-0.25, FFmpeg-3.2.2, gdk-pixbuf-2.36.4, Graphviz-2.38.0, libjpeg-turbo-1.5.1, libpng-1.6.28, librsvg-2.40.16, Lua-5.3.3, Pango-1.40.3, Python-2.7.13, Ruby-2.4.0, SDL-1.2.15, gobject-introspection-1.50.0, Vala-0.34.4, w3m-0.5.3, lensfun, libopenraw, libspiro, libumfpack, OpenCL (for tests), and OpenEXR

User Notes:

Installation of gegl

Install gegl by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&
LC_ALL=en_US make

To test the results, issue: make -k check. One test is known to fail.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m644 docs/*.{css,html} /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gegl &&
install -d -v -m755 /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gegl/images &&
install -v -m644 docs/images/*.{png,ico,svg} /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gegl/images

Command Explanations

install -v -m644/docs/*/{css,html} ...: This and the subsequent commands install all the provided documentation instead of only operations.html and the stylesheet gegl.css.

--without-vala: Do not create a vala API - use this if vapigen breaks the build.

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

LC_ALL=en_US: In some locales with Ruby-2.4.0 installed, one build component fails and prevents completion of the procedure. Using this variable avoids the problem.


Installed Programs: gegl
Installed Libraries: and libraries in /usr/lib/gegl-0.2
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gegl-0.2

Short Descriptions


is a commandline tool for working with the XML data model.

provides infrastructure to do demand based cached non destructive image editing on larger than RAM buffers.

Last updated on 2016-12-17 00:42:45 -0600