Introduction to gdk-pixbuf-xlib

The gdk-pixbuf-xlib package provides a deprecated Xlib interface to gdk-pixbuf, which is needed for some applications which have not been ported to use the new interfaces yet.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 11.3 platform.

Package Information

gdk-pixbuf-xlib Dependencies


gdk-pixbuf-2.42.10 and Xorg Libraries



User Notes:

Installation of gdk-pixbuf-xlib

Install gdk-pixbuf-xlib by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr .. &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

Command Explanations

-Dgtk_doc=true: Use this option if GTK-Doc-1.33.2 is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gdk-pixbuf-2.0/gdk-pixbuf-xlib

Short Descriptions

provides a Xlib interface to gdk-pixbuf