Introduction to Pixman

The Pixman package contains a library that provides low-level pixel manipulation features such as image compositing and trapezoid rasterization.

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

Package Information

Pixman Dependencies


GTK+-2.24.33 and libpng-1.6.42 (for tests and demos)

Installation of Pixman

Install Pixman 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.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libpixman-1.so
Installed Directory: /usr/include/pixman-1

Short Descriptions


contains functions that provide low-level pixel manipulation features