libconfig - C/C++ Configuration File Library

Distribution: ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository: Classic x86_64
Package name: libconfig
Package version: 1.5
Package release: alt1.1
Package architecture: x86_64
Package type: rpm
Installed size: 73.77 KB
Download size: 73.77 KB
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Libconfig is a simple library for manipulating structured configuration files, like this one: test.cfg. This file format is more compact and more readable than XML. And unlike XML, it is type-aware, so it is not necessary to do string parsing in application code. Libconfig is very compact thus well-suited for memory constrained systems like handheld devices. The library includes bindings for both the C and C++ languages. It works on POSIX-compliant UNIX systems (GNU/Linux, Mac OS X, Solaris, FreeBSD) and Windows (2000, XP and later).



  • libconfig = 1.5-alt1.1


    Install Howto

    1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
      rpm [Sisyphus] x86_64 classic
      rpm [Sisyphus] noarch classic
    2. Update the package index:
      # sudo apt-get update
    3. Install libconfig rpm package:
      # sudo apt-get install libconfig


    • /usr/lib64/
    • /usr/lib64/
    • /usr/share/doc/libconfig-1.5/AUTHORS
    • /usr/share/doc/libconfig-1.5/ChangeLog
    • /usr/share/doc/libconfig-1.5/NEWS
    • /usr/share/doc/libconfig-1.5/README
    • /usr/share/doc/libconfig-1.5/TODO


    2015-12-03 - Igor Vlasenko <> 1.5-alt1.1 - NMU: added BR: texinfo

    2015-09-28 - Michael Shigorin <> 1.5-alt1 - new version 1.5

    2015-06-12 - Gleb F-Malinovskiy <> 1.4.9-alt1.1 - Rebuilt for gcc5 C++11 ABI.

    2014-06-19 - Michael Shigorin <> 1.4.9-alt1 - new version 1.4.9

    2011-10-08 - Michael Shigorin <> 1.4.8-alt2 - whoops, forgot to commit the tested spec changes

    2011-10-08 - Michael Shigorin <> 1.4.8-alt1 - 1.4.8 (thx fedorawatch) - dropped libconfig_tests from main subpackage (no more installed by upstream makefile)

    2011-04-18 - Michael Shigorin <> 1.4.7-alt1 - 1.4.7 (thx led@)

    2011-04-18 - Michael Shigorin <> 1.4.6-alt4 - introduced conditional static library build, enabled by default

    2011-03-21 - Michael Shigorin <> 1.4.6-alt3 - fixed packaging soname links in c++ subpackage (closes: #25266) + thanks snejok@ for investigation/report

    2011-02-24 - Michael Shigorin <> 1.4.6-alt2 - separated libconfig++ so main package doesn't require libstdc++ (based on PLD r1.3 by qboosh@) - added libconfig_tests to main package (too small for utils, eh?)