Introduction to libgdata

The libgdata package is a GLib-based library for accessing online service APIs using the GData protocol, most notably, Google's services. It provides APIs to access the common Google services and has full asynchronous support.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 systemd platform.

Package Information

libgdata Dependencies


liboauth-1.0.3, libsoup-2.50.0, and JSON-GLib-1.0.4




User Notes:

Installation of libgdata

Install libgdata by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check. Note that the tests need network access. At least one test is known to hang.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

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


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libgdata and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gdata

Short Descriptions

contains the libgdata API functions.

Last updated on 2015-09-04 00:28:39 +0000