Introduction to libgweather

The libgweather package is a library used to access weather information from online services for numerous locations.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.2 platform.

Package Information

libgweather Dependencies


geocode-glib-3.26.4, GTK+-3.24.34, and libsoup-2.74.2



GTK-Doc-1.33.2, Glade, pylint, and for the bundled gi-docgen module: Jinja2-3.1.2, MarkupSafe-2.1.1, Pygments-2.13.0, Markdown, toml, and typogrify

User Notes:

Installation of libgweather

Install libgweather by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release -Dgtk_doc=false .. &&

One test needs that the locale files be installed on the system. So it is better to run the tests after installing the package.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

To test the results, issue: ninja test. One test, metar, is known to fail.

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

-Dgtk_doc=false: allows building without using the bundled gi-docgen module. Remove this switch if you have the needed dependencies, and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/libgweather-4, /usr/include/libgweather-4.0, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libgweather-4.0 (optional), and /usr/share/libgweather-4

Short Descriptions

contains functions that allow the retrieval of weather information