Introduction to libblockdev

libblockdev is a C library supporting GObject Introspection for manipulation of block devices. It has a plugin-based architecture where each technology (like LVM, Btrfs, MD RAID, Swap,...) is implemented in a separate plugin, possibly with multiple implementations (e.g. using LVM CLI or the new LVM DBus API).

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

Package Information

libblockdev Dependencies


gobject-introspection-1.58.3, libbytesize-1.4, parted-3.2, volume_key-0.3.12, and YAML-0.2.1


btrfs-progs-4.20.1, GTK-Doc-1.29, mdadm-4.0, dmraid, bcachefs, and ndctl

User Notes:

Installation of libblockdev

Install libblockdev by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr     \
            --sysconfdir=/etc \
            --with-python3    \
            --without-gtk-doc \
            --without-nvdimm  \
            --without-dm      &&

This package does not come with a working test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:,,,,,,,,,,,,, and
Installed Directories: /etc/libblockdev, /usr/include/blockdev, and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libblockdev

Last updated on 2019-02-16 19:14:14 -0800