6.53. Meson-0.45.1

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: 0.1 SBU
Required disk space: 16 MB

6.53.1. Installation of Meson

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

At last, move Meson man pages to correct location:

mv -v /usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/meson-0.45.1-py3.6.egg/share/man/man1/*.1 \
rm -r /usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/meson-0.45.1-py3.6.egg/share

6.53.2. Contents of Meson

Installed programs: meson, mesonconf, mesonintrospect, mesontest, and wraptool
Installed directory: /usr/lib/python3.6/site-packages/meson-0.45.1-py3.6.egg

Short Descriptions


A high productivity build system


A tool to configure Meson builds


A tool to extract information about a Meson build


Test tool for the Meson build system


Source dependency downloader