Introduction to libgweather

The libgweather package is a library used to access weather information from online services for numerous locations.



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Package Information

libgweather Dependencies


geocode-glib-3.26.4, GTK+-3.24.36, libsoup-3.2.2, and PyGObject-3.42.2



Gi-DocGen-2023.1 (gi-docgen is also provided as a meson subproject, which will be used if -Dgtk_doc=false is not passed to meson), LLVM-15.0.7 (for clang-format), and pylint

User Notes:

Installation of libgweather

Install libgweather by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

meson --prefix=/usr --buildtype=release -Dgtk_doc=false .. &&

One test needs that the locale files be installed on the system, so it is better to run the tests after installing the package.

Now, as the root user:

ninja install

To test the results, issue: LC_ALL=C ninja test. One test, metar, is known to fail.

Command Explanations

--buildtype=release: Specify a buildtype suitable for stable releases of the package, as the default may produce unoptimized binaries.

-Dgtk_doc=false: allows building without using the bundled gi-docgen module. Remove this switch if you have installed Gi-DocGen-2023.1, and wish to build and install the API documentation. If this switch is removed, as the root user, fix the location of the documentation with the mv /usr/share/doc/libgweather-{4.0,4.2.0} command.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/lib/libgweather-4, /usr/include/libgweather-4.0, /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libgweather-4.0 (optional), and /usr/share/libgweather-4

Short Descriptions

contains functions that allow the retrieval of weather information