Introduction to libvorbis

The libvorbis package contains a general purpose audio and music encoding format. This is useful for creating (encoding) and playing (decoding) sound in an open (patent free) format.

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

Package Information

libvorbis Dependencies




Doxygen-1.10.0 and texlive-20230313 (or install-tl-unx) (specifically, pdflatex and htlatex) to build the PDF documentation

Installation of libvorbis

Install libvorbis by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make -j1 check.

Now, as the root user:

make install &&
install -v -m644 doc/Vorbis* /usr/share/doc/libvorbis-1.3.7

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--enable-docs: This switch enables building the documentation in formats other than the supplied html.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:, and
Installed Directories: /usr/include/vorbis and /usr/share/doc/libvorbis-1.3.7

Short Descriptions

provides the functions used to read and write sound files