Package Details: babl-git

Git Clone URL: (read-only)
Package Base: babl-git
Description: babl is a dynamic, any to any, pixel format translation library.
Upstream URL:
Licenses: LGPL3
Conflicts: babl
Provides: babl=
Submitter: None
Maintainer: FFY00
Last Packager: FFY00
Votes: 112
Popularity: 1.822011
First Submitted: 2009-05-27 08:11
Last Updated: 2018-05-25 14:02

Dependencies (2)

Required by (6)

Sources (1)

Latest Comments

Salamandar commented on 2018-03-06 15:22

The meson build works fine again ;)

cafehaine commented on 2018-03-05 09:50

The correct URL for the git repository is now git://

Salamandar commented on 2018-02-05 15:50

@mytbk Yes, the babl maintainer did not merge my fix sooner. But it's been fixed this weekend.

mytbk commented on 2018-01-30 14:38

It seems that the meson build version breaks gimp-git, so I reverted it to the autotools version.

Salamandar commented on 2018-01-29 17:12

@mytbk : Yes, I opened an issue about that:

mytbk commented on 2018-01-29 12:45

looks good to me

one issue: meson detects ccache and uses it even if makepkg.conf has !ccache

Salamandar commented on 2018-01-29 11:11

Babl now officially uses Meson build.

I added a reference PKGBUILD in the source tree (paths change a lot!).

Maybe you should change -Dbuildtype=release to --buildtype=plain. That way, Meson does not add its own optim CFLAGS, to let makepkg fully control the build type.

SinClaus commented on 2018-01-18 06:55

Why you don't write new data here? Real version in thegit is 0.1.40, but aur reports 0.1.38.

marcin commented on 2017-02-15 02:20

Installing this will conflict with babl if you already have it.
To brutally remove (with all depending packages) can use if you know what you are doing: sudo pacman -Rsc babl

fshp commented on 2016-09-19 11:37

Please dont use full git describe version in provides. Use tag version - provides=("babl=0.1.18")

jaseg commented on 2016-08-29 21:55

It seems these tests are randomized, even. This means the package build may fail nondeterministically if there actually *is* an upstream bug.

jaseg commented on 2016-08-29 21:53

It seems this package runs a whole heap of tests ("tests/babl_fish_path_fitness") when building, taking up several minutes of single-core execution on a modest machine. It would be nice if that could be disabled.

diverse_izzue commented on 2013-10-26 22:32

@msx, this page documents the use of VCS sources in PKGBUILD files:

msx commented on 2013-10-25 23:11

@diverse_izzue. thanks!
I have a doubt on how to correctly use new pacman's VCS capabilities, what exactly does these two variables:


As it seems from looking the build script it seems they are automatically parsed by pacman, am I right? Thanks in advance :)

diverse_izzue commented on 2013-06-25 09:14

I have adopted this and updated the package. Let me know if things break.

giniu commented on 2010-11-24 10:08

I packed updated PKGBUILD and patch here: - with gimp-git you always should use latest gegl-git and babl-git iirc

yvonney commented on 2010-11-24 02:02 This is a package made from a while back. I had to look at the page well to see it there. will try. I found it from going to gimp-git:

yvonney commented on 2010-11-24 01:59

kind. i failed. I am to add three things to existing PKGBUILD. did much studying as this is new technique. good study though no luck. many thanks of course!

yvonney commented on 2010-11-24 01:58

kind. i failed. I am to add three things to existing PKGBUILD. did much studying as this is new technique. good study though no luck. many thanks of course!

giniu commented on 2010-11-23 06:42

just add 3 things to file. file with patch to sources, md5sum given by makepkg -g and line: "patch -p1 < ../name-of-patch.patch" in pkgbuild after cd $_gitname-build

yvonney commented on 2010-11-23 05:21

having trouble due to lack of skill patching the diff. any thoughts about using the nightly, which I've not had luck with. or option?

giniu commented on 2010-11-17 19:52

actually, it makes babl build but those files are not copied then which I found during building of gegl-git. There is another try: - this time I just changed order and it both builds and installs the files.

giniu commented on 2010-11-17 19:35

it is quite some time already - I made simple patch - - maybe we use it before it's fixed upstream?

lucianolorenti commented on 2010-11-10 14:42

try this patch

Anonymous comment on 2010-11-05 13:38

looks like an upstream problem. Just wait.

Anonymous comment on 2010-11-04 17:57

Look like broken now.

mtorromeo commented on 2010-07-07 09:20

Cleaned up PKGBUILD

Anonymous comment on 2010-07-04 06:27

needs to handle first time builds better
'rm -rf "$srcdir/$_gitname-build"' to '[ ! -d "$srcdir/$_gitname-build" ] || rm -rf "$srcdir/$_gitname-build"'
that way first time builders don't get an error for trying to remove a directory that isn't there.

Anonymous comment on 2010-06-30 22:42

should be rm -rf there just as in the earlier section ... the same change needs to be made in the gegl-git package

Anonymous comment on 2010-06-18 12:22

I understand, I will update my PKGBUILD soon, thanks for the hint :)

Anonymous comment on 2010-06-18 02:33

==> Starting make...
rm: cannot remove `/home/ranguvar/tmp/pkgs/babl-git/src/babl-build': No such file or directory

Fixed by removing the rm -r under `msg "Starting make...`.
I believe that error may be because I'm using Pacman 3.4.0 from [testing].
gegl-git has the same problem.