kwayland-5.115.0 for lxqt

Introduction to kwayland

kwayland is a Qt-style API to interact with the wayland-client and wayland-server API.

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



This package is extracted from the KF5 set of packages. If KDE Frameworks-5.115.0 is built, do NOT also build this package as presented here.

Package Information

kwayland Dependencies


extra-cmake-modules-5.115.0, Mesa-24.0.1 (built with Wayland-1.22.0 support), plasma-wayland-protocols-1.12.0, and (Qt-5.15.12 or qt-alternate-5.15.12)

Installation of kwayland

Install kwayland by running the following commands:

mkdir -v build &&
cd       build &&

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr        \
      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release         \
      -DBUILD_TESTING=OFF                \
      -Wno-dev ..                        &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

-DCMAKE_INSTALL_LIBEXECDIR=libexec: This overrides the default in extra-cmake-modules, which is /usr/lib/libexec and is not FHS compliant.

-DKDE_INSTALL_USE_QT_SYS_PATHS=ON: This forces installation of Qt plugins in the same directory as Qt-5.15.12 itself. Otherwise they get installed into /usr/mkspecs, which is not FHS compliant.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: and
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/cmake/KF5Wayland, /usr/include/KF5/KWayland, and /usr/share/qlogging-categories5

Short Descriptions

contains the wayland-client Qt-style wrapper library

contains the wayland-server Qt-style wrapper library