Introduction to Vulkan-Loader

The Vulkan-Loader package contains a library which provides the Vulkan API and provides core support for graphics drivers for Vulkan.

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

Package Information

Vulkan-loader Dependencies


CMake-3.28.3, Vulkan-Headers-1.3.277, Wayland-1.22.0, and Xorg Libraries

Recommended (Runtime)

Mesa-24.0.1 (for Vulkan drivers)

Installation of Vulkan-Loader



If this package is being installed on a system where Mesa has already been installed previously, please rebuild Mesa-24.0.1 after this package to install Vulkan graphics drivers.

Install Vulkan-Loader by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

cmake -DCMAKE_INSTALL_PREFIX=/usr       \
      -DCMAKE_BUILD_TYPE=Release        \
      -DCMAKE_SKIP_RPATH=TRUE           \
      -G Ninja .. &&

This package does not come with a working test suite.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/cmake/VulkanLoader

Short Descriptions

provides the Vulkan API and core support for graphics drivers