Introduction to libusb

The libusb package contains a library used by some applications for USB device access.

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

Package Information

libusb Dependencies



User Notes:

Installation of libusb



This package does not support parallel build.

Install libusb by running the following commands:

sed -i "s/^PROJECT_LOGO/#&/" doc/ &&

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&
make -j1

If Doxygen is installed and you wish to build the API documentation, issue the following command:

make -C doc docs

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install

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

install -v -d -m755 /usr/share/doc/libusb-1.0.22/apidocs &&
install -v -m644    doc/html/* \

Command Explanations

sed -i ...: This sed prevents a warning when building the documentation.

Configuring Libusb

To access raw USB devices (those not treated as a disk by the mass-storage driver), appropriate support must be available in the kernel. Check your kernel configuration:

Device Drivers --->
  [*] USB support --->                   [CONFIG_USB_SUPPORT]
    <*/M> Support for Host-side USB      [CONFIG_USB]
    (Select any USB hardware device drivers you may need on the same page)

For more details on setting up USB devices, see the section called “USB Device Issues”.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libusb-1.0 and /usr/share/doc/libusb-1.0.22

Short Descriptions

contains API functions used for accessing USB hardware.

Last updated on 2018-09-22 16:32:07 -0700