Introduction to libpeas

libpeas is a GObject based plugins engine, and is targeted at giving every application the chance to assume its own extensibility.

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

Package Information

libpeas Dependencies


gobject-introspection-1.72.0 and GTK+-3.24.34



GTK-Doc-1.33.2, Glade, embed, LGI (for LUA bindings, built with LUA-5.1), with either luajit or LUA-5.1

User Notes:

Installation of libpeas

Install libpeas by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release --wrap-mode=nofallback .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test. An active graphical session with bus address is necessary to run the tests.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

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

--wrap-mode=nofallback: This switch prevents meson from using subproject fallbacks for any dependency declarations in the build files, stopping it downloading any optional dependency which is not installed on the system.

-Dvapi=true: Add this switch if you wish to generate vapi (vala) data.

-Ddemos=false: Add this switch if you do not wish to build the demo programs.

-Dgtk_doc=true: Add this switch if you wish to build the reference manual.


Installed Program: peas-demo
Installed Libraries: and
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libpeas-1.0, /usr/lib/libpeas-1.0, /usr/lib/peas-demo and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libpeas (optional)

Short Descriptions


is the Peas demo program

contains the libpeas API functions

contains the libpeas GTK+ widgets