Introduction to Babl

The Babl package is a dynamic, any to any, pixel format translation library.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

Babl Dependencies



Little CMS-2.14 and w3m

Installation of Babl

Install Babl by running the following commands:

mkdir bld &&
cd    bld &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release .. &&

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install &&

install -v -m755 -d                         /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/babl/graphics &&
install -v -m644 docs/*.{css,html}          /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/babl          &&
install -v -m644 docs/graphics/*.{html,svg} /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/babl/graphics

Command Explanations

install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/babl/graphics: This and the subsequent commands install the library html documentation under /usr/share/gtk-doc/html where other gtk packages put the programmer-oriented documentation.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: and libraries in /usr/lib/babl-0.1
Installed Directories: /usr/{include,lib}/babl-0.1 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/babl

Short Descriptions

contains functions to access BablFishes to convert between formats