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-8.0 platform.

Package Information

libical Dependencies




Berkeley DB-6.2.23, Doxygen-1.8.13 (for the API documentation), gobject-introspection-1.50.0, and ICU-58.2

User Notes:

Installation of libical

Install libical by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd build &&

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr      \
      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release       \
      -DSHARED_ONLY=yes                \
      .. &&

If you have Doxygen-1.8.13 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-2.0.0/html &&
cp -vr apidocs/html/* /usr/share/doc/libical-2.0.0/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.

-DUSE_BUILTIN_TZDATA=yes: This switch is used in order to build using your own timezone data.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:,,,, and
Installed Directory: /usr/include/libical, /usr/lib/cmake/LibIcal and /usr/share/doc/libical-2.0.0/html

Short Descriptions

contains the libical API functions.

contains the libical C++ bindings.

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

contains the libicalss C++ bindings.

is a vCard/vCalendar C interface.

Last updated on 2017-02-18 16:02:40 -0800