Introduction to Pixman

The Pixman package contains a library that provides low-level pixel manipulation features such as image compositing and trapezoid rasterization.

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

Package Information

  • Download (HTTP): http://cairographics.org/releases/pixman-0.32.6.tar.gz

  • Download MD5 sum: 3a30859719a41bd0f5cccffbfefdd4c2

  • Download size: 800 KB

  • Estimated disk space required: 32 MB (additional 3 MB for tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.4 SBU (additional 0.8 SBU for tests)

Pixman Dependencies


GTK+-2.24.26 and libpng-1.6.16 (for tests and demos)

User Notes: http://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/pixman

Installation of Pixman

Install Pixman by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libpixman-1.so
Installed Directory: /usr/include/pixman-1

Short Descriptions


contains functions that provide low-level pixel manipulation features.

Last updated on 2015-02-21 20:09:10 -0800