Introduction to Wireplumber

The Wireplumber package contains a session and policy manager for Pipewire.

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

Package Information

Wireplumber Dependencies


GLib-2.78.4, pipewire-1.0.3, and Systemd-255 (runtime, rebuilt with Linux-PAM-1.6.0)



Doxygen-1.10.0, gobject-introspection-1.78.1, lxml-4.9.4, sphinx-7.2.6, sphinx_rtd_theme-2.0.0, and Breathe

Installation of Wireplumber

Install Wireplumber by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson setup --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release -Dsystem-lua=true .. &&

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.

-Dsystem-lua=true: This switch enables using the system version of Lua. Omit this switch if you have not installed Lua, but note that meson will download and install it's own version.

Configuring Wireplumber

Configuration Information

In order for Wireplumber to be used by Pipewire, Wireplumber must be configured to start when a desktop environment is started.

To configure Wireplumber to start when a desktop environment is started, run the following commands as the root user to enable the systemd user units:

systemctl enable --global pipewire.socket &&
systemctl enable --global wireplumber

Now that Wireplumber is configured to start when a desktop environment is started, it is recommended that you log out of your session and log back in again.


Installed Programs: wireplumber, wpctl, and wpexec
Installed Libraries: libwireplumber-0.4.so
Installed Directories: /usr/include/wireplumber-0.4, /usr/lib/wireplumber-0.4, and /usr/share/wireplumber

Short Descriptions


is a session and policy manager for Pipewire


controls and queries information from Wireplumber


executes Wireplumber scripts, which are often written in Lua


contains functions that allow other programs to control Wireplumber