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-7.4 platform.

Package Information

gegl Dependencies




AsciiDoc, Cairo-1.12.16, enscript, Exiv2-0.23, FFmpeg-1.2.2, gdk-pixbuf-2.28.2, Graphviz-2.34.0, lensfun, libjpeg-turbo-1.3.0, libopenraw, libpng-1.6.4, librsvg-2.37.0, libspiro, Lua-5.1.5, OpenEXR, Pango-1.34.1, Python-2.7.5, Ruby-2.0.0, SDL-1.2.15, gobject-introspection-1.36.0, Vala-0.20.1, w3m-0.5.3 and libumfpack

User Notes:

Installation of gegl

Install gegl by running the following commands:

sed -e '274cerr = avformat_open_input (&p->ic, o->path, NULL, NULL);' \
    -i operations/external/ff-load.c &&
./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

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/* /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gegl/images

Command Explanations

sed -e '274cerr ...: Fixes building against FFMpeg 0.11.1.

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.


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 2013-08-23 04:24:34 -0700