Introduction to wpebackend-fdo

The wpebackend-fdo package contains the Freedesktop.org backend for WPE WebKit and the WPE renderer.

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

Package Information

wpebackend-fdo Dependencies


libepoxy-1.5.10, libwpe-1.14.2, and wayland-protocols-1.33

Installation of wpebackend-fdo

Install wpebackend-fdo by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

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

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 Libraries: libWPEBackend-fdo-1.0.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/wpe-fdo-1.0

Short Descriptions


contains functions that provide the freedesktop.org backend for WPE WebKit and the WPE renderer