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+-3.24.38, libsoup-3.4.3, and PyGObject-3.46.0



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-17.0.1 (for clang-format), and pylint

Installation of libgweather

Install libgweather by running the following commands:

mkdir build &&
cd    build &&

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

If you have Gi-DocGen-2023.1 installed and wish to build the API documentation for this package, issue:

sed "s/libgweather_full_version/'libgweather-4.4.0'/" \
    -i ../doc/                             &&
meson configure -Dgtk_doc=true                        &&

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, style / style-format, is known to fail due to differences between LLVM-16 and LLVM-17's version of clang-format.

Command Explanations

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

-Dgtk_doc=false: Allow building this package without Gi-DocGen-2023.1 installed. If you have Gi-DocGen-2023.1 installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation, a meson configure command will reset this option.


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 for the retrieval of weather information