Introduction to wpebackend-fdo

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



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Package Information

wpebackend-fdo Dependencies


libepoxy-1.5.10, libwpe-1.14.1, and wayland-protocols-1.31

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/wpebackend-fdo

Installation of wpebackend-fdo

Install wpebackend-fdo by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --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