Introduction to libical

The libical package contains an implementation of the iCalendar protocols and data formats.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.7 platform.

Package Information

libical Dependencies




Doxygen- (for the API documentation)

User Notes:

Installation of libical

Install libical by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd build &&

      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release  \
      -DSHARED_ONLY=yes           \
      .. &&

If you have Doxygen- installed and wish to build the API documentation, issue:

make docs

To test the results, issue: make test.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you have built the API documentation, install by issuing, as root user:

install -vdm755 /usr/share/doc/libical-1.0.1/html &&
cp -vr apidocs/html/* /usr/share/doc/libical-1.0.1/html

Command Explanations

-DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release: This switch is used to apply higher level of the compiler optimizations.

-DSHARED_ONLY=yes: This switch is used in order to only build the shared libraries.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:, and
Installed Directory: /usr/include/libical and /usr/share/doc/libical-1.0.1/html

Short Descriptions

contains the libical API functions.

is a library that allows you to store iCal component data to disk in a variety of ways.

is a vCard/vCalendar C interface.

Last updated on 2015-02-23 21:00:51 -0800