8.52. Meson-0.61.1

Meson is an open source build system meant to be both extremely fast and as user friendly as possible.

Approximate build time: less than 0.1 SBU
Required disk space: 41 MB

8.52.1. Installation of Meson

Compile Meson with the following command:

python3 setup.py build

This package does not come with a test suite.

Install the package:

python3 setup.py install --root=dest
cp -rv dest/* /
install -vDm644 data/shell-completions/bash/meson /usr/share/bash-completion/completions/meson
install -vDm644 data/shell-completions/zsh/_meson /usr/share/zsh/site-functions/_meson

The meaning of the install parameters:


By default python3 setup.py install installs various files (such as man pages) into Python Eggs. With a specified root location, setup.py installs these files into a standard hierarchy. Then the hierarchy can just be copied to the standard location.

8.52.2. Contents of Meson

Installed programs: meson
Installed directory: /usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/meson-0.61.1-py3.10.egg-info and /usr/lib/python3.10/site-packages/mesonbuild

Short Descriptions


A high productivity build system