Introduction to libusb

The libusb package contains a library used by some applications for USB device access.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 systemd platform.

Package Information

libusb Dependencies



User Notes:

Installation of libusb

Install libusb by running the following commands:

sed -i "s:PROJECT_LOGO:#PROJECT_LOGO:g" -i doc/ &&
./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

If Doxygen is installed and you wish to build the API documentation, issue the following command:

make -C doc docs

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you built the API documentation, install it using the following commands as the root user:

install -v -d -m755 /usr/share/doc/libusb-1.0.19/apidocs &&
install -v -m644    doc/html/* \

Command Explanations

sed -i "s:PROJECT_LOGO:#PROJECT_LOGO:g" ...: This sed fixes building of the documentation.

Configuring Libusb

To access raw USB devices (those not treated as a disk by the mass-storage driver), appropriate support must be available in the kernel. Check your kernel configuration for Device Drivers ⇒ USB support ⇒ Support for Host-side USB. Select any USB hardware device drivers you may need on the same page.

For more details on setting up USB devices, see the section called “USB Device Issues”.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libusb-1.0 and /usr/share/doc/libusb-1.0.19

Short Descriptions

contains API functions used for accessing USB hardware.

Last updated on 2014-08-23 09:15:33 -0700