6.53. Meson-0.52.1

Meson is an open source build system meant to be both extremely fast, and, even more importantly, as user friendly as possible.

Approximate build time: less than 0.1 SBU
Required disk space: 28 MB

6.53.1. Installation of Meson

Apply a fix from upstream to fix a regression:

sed -i "s@isfile(a)@& and not a.startswith('/dev')@" mesonbuild/interpreter.py

Compile Meson with the following command:

python3 setup.py build

This package does not come with a test suite.

Install the package:

python3 setup.py install --root=dest
cp -rv dest/* /

The meaning of the install parameters:

--root=dest

By default python3 setup.py install installs various files (such as man pages) into Python Eggs. With a specified root location, setup.py installs these files into a standard hierarchy. Then we can just copy the hierarchy so the files will be in the standard location.

6.53.2. Contents of Meson

Installed programs: meson
Installed directory: /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/meson-0.52.1-py3.8.egg-info and /usr/lib/python3.8/site-packages/mesonbuild

Short Descriptions

meson

A high productivity build system