Introduction to gegl

This package provides the GEneric Graphics Library, which is a graph based image processing format.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.4 platform.

Package Information

gegl Dependencies


babl-0.1.62 and JSON-GLib-1.4.4


asciidoc-8.6.9, Cairo-1.16.0, Enscript-1.6.6, Exiv2-0.27.0, FFmpeg-4.1.1, gdk-pixbuf-2.38.0, Graphviz-2.40.1, libjpeg-turbo-2.0.2, libpng-1.6.36, librsvg-2.44.12, libwebp-1.0.2, Lua-5.3.5, Pango-1.42.4, Python-2.7.15, Ruby-2.6.1, SDL-1.2.15, gobject-introspection-1.58.3, Vala-0.42.5, w3m-0.5.3, gexiv2-0.11.0, lensfun, libopenraw, libspiro, libumfpack, MRG, OpenCL (for tests), and OpenEXR

User Notes:

Installation of gegl

Install gegl by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue: make check. Many tests are skipped.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m644 docs/*.{css,html} /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gegl &&
install -v -m644 docs/images/*.{png,ico,svg} /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gegl/images

Command Explanations

install -v -m644/docs/*/{css,html} ...: This and the subsequent commands install all the provided documentation instead of only the stylesheet gegl.css and three png files.

--without-vala: Do not create a vala API - use this if vapigen breaks the build.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: gcut, gegl, gegl-imgcmp
Installed Libraries:,, and libraries in /usr/lib/gegl-0.4
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gegl-0.4

Short Descriptions


is a video editing engine for GEGL.


is a commandline tool for working with the XML data model.


is a simple image difference detection tool for use in regression testing.

provides infrastructure to do demand based cached non destructive image editing on larger than RAM buffers.

is the GEGL N-point image deformation library.

is the GEGL Seamless Cloning library.

Last updated on 2019-02-17 15:47:43 -0800