Introduction to Brotli

Brotli provides a general-purpose lossless compression algorithm that compresses data using a combination of a modern variant of the LZ77 algorithm, Huffman coding and 2nd order context modeling. Its libraries are particularly used for WOFF2 fonts on webpages.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-10.0 platform.

Package Information

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  • Download MD5 sum: 7b6edd4f2128f22794d0ca28c53898a5

  • Download size: 23 MB

  • Estimated disk space required: 43 MB (add 5 MB if installing both sets of python bindings, add 9 MB for the main test and 5MB for testing the bindings)

  • Estimated build time: 0.2 SBU (add 0.3 SBU for the python bindings, and 1.2 SBU if testing them)

Brotli Dependencies




Python-2.7.18 (to create python2 bindings)

User Notes:

Installation of Brotli

Install brotli by running the following commands:

mkdir out &&
cd    out &&

      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release  \
      ..  &&

To test the results, issue: make test.

If desired, either or both sets of python bindings can be built and installed without any conflicts. If you need the Python2 bindings, add or substitute python2 for python3 in the following instructions:

pushd ..               &&
python3 build &&

If you wish to test the bindings, go back to the top-level directory and issue: python3 test.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
cd ..

If you have built either or both sets of python bindings, install them as the root user (as before, use the appropriate version(s) of python:

python3 install --optimize=1


Installed Programs: brotli
Installed Libraries: libbrotlicommon{-static.a,.so}, libbrotlidec{,-static,.so} and libbrotlienc{,-static,.so}
Installed Directory: /usr/include/brotli

Short Descriptions


can compress or decompress files, or test the integrity of compressed files.


is the Brotli common dictionary library.


is the Brotli decoder library.


is the Brotli common encoder library.

Last updated on 2020-08-16 13:56:58 -0700