brotli-1.0.9

Introduction to Brotli

Brotli provides a general-purpose lossless compression algorithm that compresses data using a combination of a modern variant of the LZ77 algorithm, Huffman coding and 2nd order context modeling. Its libraries are particularly used for WOFF2 fonts on webpages.

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Development versions of BLFS may not build or run some packages properly if dependencies have been updated since the most recent stable versions of the book.

Package Information

Brotli Dependencies

Required

CMake-3.25.0

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/brotli

Installation of Brotli

At first, fix an issue in pkg-config files:

sed -i 's@-R..libdir.@@' scripts/*.pc.in

Install brotli by running the following commands:

mkdir out &&
cd    out &&

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr \
      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release  \
      ..  &&
make

To test the results, issue: make test.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
cd ..

If desired, build and install the Python3 bindings as the root user:

pip3 wheel -w dist --no-build-isolation --no-deps $PWD &&
pip3 install --no-index --find-links dist --no-cache-dir --no-user Brotli

Contents

Installed Programs: brotli
Installed Libraries: libbrotlicommon{-static.a,.so}, libbrotlidec{,-static.a,.so}, and libbrotlienc{,-static.a,.so}
Installed Directory: /usr/include/brotli /usr/lib/python3.11/site-packages/Brotli-1.0.9.dist-info

Short Descriptions

brotli

can compress or decompress files, or test the integrity of compressed files

libbrotlicommon{-static.a,.so}

is the Brotli common dictionary library

libbrotlidec{-static.a,.so}

is the Brotli decoder library

libbrotlienc{-static.a,.so}

is the Brotli common encoder library