Introduction to libgudev

The libgudev package contains GObject bindings for libudev.

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

Package Information




gobject-introspection-1.78.1 (for gir-data, needed for GNOME), GTK-Doc-1.33.2, and umockdev-0.17.18 (for testing)

Installation of libgudev

Install libgudev by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

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

To test the results, issue: ninja test.

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.

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


Installed Program: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/gudev-1.0 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/gudev

Short Descriptions

is a GObject-based wrapper library for libudev