Introduction to LibIDL

The libIDL package contains libraries for Interface Definition Language files. This is a specification for defining portable interfaces.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.4 platform.

Package Information

LibIDL Dependencies



Optional to Build Documentation


User Notes:

Installation of LibIDL

Install libIDL by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&
make &&

makeinfo --plaintext -o libIDL2.txt libIDL2.texi

If you have Live TeX installed and wish to build alternate forms of the documentation, issue the following command:

make pdf ps

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/libIDL-0.8.14 &&
install -v -m644    README libIDL2.{txt,texi} \

If you built the additional documentation, issue the following command as the root user to install it:

install -v -m644 libIDL2.{pdf,dvi,ps} \


Installed Program: libIDL-config-2
Installed Library: libIDL-2.{so,a}
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libIDL-2.0/libIDL and /usr/share/doc/libIDL-0.8.14

Short Descriptions


determines the compile and linker flags that should be used to compile and link programs that use libIDL-2.


libraries provide the functions to create and maintain trees of CORBA Interface Definition Language (IDL) files.

Last updated on 2013-09-05 09:23:52 -0700