libxslt-1.1.37

Introduction to libxslt

The libxslt package contains XSLT libraries used for extending libxml2 libraries to support XSLT files.

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Note

Development versions of BLFS may not build or run some packages properly if dependencies have been updated since the most recent stable versions of the book.

Package Information

libxslt Dependencies

Required

libxml2-2.10.2

Recommended (at runtime)

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Note

Although it is not a direct dependency, many applications using libxslt will expect docbook-xml-4.5 and docbook-xsl-nons-1.79.2 to be present.

Optional

libgcrypt-1.10.1

User Notes: https://wiki.linuxfromscratch.org/blfs/wiki/libxslt

Installation of libxslt

Install libxslt by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr                          \
            --disable-static                       \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/libxslt-1.1.37 \
            PYTHON=/usr/bin/python3 &&
make

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

Contents

Installed Programs: xslt-config and xsltproc
Installed Libraries: libexslt.so, libxslt.so and optionally, libxsltmod.so Python module
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libexslt, /usr/include/libxslt, /usr/lib/libxslt-plugins, /usr/share/doc/libxslt-1.1.37, and /usr/share/doc/libxslt-python-1.1.37

Short Descriptions

xslt-config

is used to find out the pre-processor, linking and compiling flags necessary to use the libxslt libraries in 3rd-party programs

xsltproc

is used to apply XSLT stylesheets to XML documents

libexslt.so

is used to provide extensions to XSLT functions

libxslt.so

provides extensions to the libxml2 libraries to parse files that use the XSLT format