Introduction to libevent

libevent is an asynchronous event notification software library. The libevent API provides a mechanism to execute a callback function when a specific event occurs on a file descriptor or after a timeout has been reached. Furthermore, libevent also supports callbacks due to signals or regular timeouts.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-8.3 platform.

Package Information

libevent Dependencies


Doxygen-1.8.14 (for API documentation)

User Notes:

Installation of libevent

Install libevent by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

If you have Doxygen-1.8.14 installed and wish to build API documentation, issue doxygen Doxyfile.

To test the results, issue: make verify.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you built the API documentation, install it by issuing the following commands as the root user:

install -v -m755 -d /usr/share/doc/libevent-2.1.8/api &&
cp      -v -R       doxygen/html/* \

Command Explanations

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


Installed Program:
Installed Libraries:,,, and
Installed Directory: /usr/include/event2 and /usr/share/doc/libevent-2.1.8

Last updated on 2018-08-20 13:08:58 -0700