The recommended method is via xpm.

Overview

The xPack Meson Build can be installed automatically, via xpm (the recommended method), or manually, by downloading and unpacking one of the portable archives.

Easy install

The easiest way to install Meson is by using the binary xPack, available as @xpack-dev-tools/meson-build from the npmjs.com registry.

Prerequisites

The only requirement is a recent xpm, which is a portable Node.js command line application. To install it, follow the instructions from the xpm install page.

Install

With xpm available, installing the latest version of the package is quite easy:

xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/meson-build@latest --verbose

This command will always install the latest available version, in the global xPacks store, which is a platform dependent folder (check the output of the xpm command for the actual folder used on your platform).

Uninstall

To remove the installed xPack, the command is similar:

xpm uninstall --global @xpack-dev-tools/meson-build --verbose

Test

To check if the xpm installed Meson starts, use something like:

C:\>%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\xPacks\@xpack-dev-tools\0.60.3-1.1\.content\bin\meson.exe --version
0.60.3

Manual install

For all platforms, the xPack Meson Build binaries are released as portable archives that can be installed in any location.

The archives can be downloaded from the GitHub releases page.

Download

The Windows versions of xPack Meson Build are packed as ZIP files. Download the latest version named like:

  • xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1-win32-x64.zip

Unpack

To manually install the xPack Meson Build, unpack the archive and copy it into the %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\xPacks\meson-build (for example C:\Users\ilg\AppData\Roaming\xPacks\meson-build) folder; according to Microsoft, AppData\Roaming is the recommended location for installing user specific packages.

Test

To check if the manually installed Meson starts, use something like:

C:\>%USERPROFILE%\AppData\Roaming\xPacks\meson-build\xpack-meson-0.60.3-1\bin\meson.exe --version
0.60.3

Easy install

The easiest way to install Meson is by using the binary xPack, available as @xpack-dev-tools/meson-build from the npmjs.com registry.

Prerequisites

The only requirement is a recent xpm, which is a portable Node.js command line application. To install it, follow the instructions from the xpm install page.

Install

With xpm available, installing the latest version of the package is quite easy:

xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/meson-build@latest --verbose

This command will always install the latest available version, in the global xPacks store, which is a platform dependent folder (check the output of the xpm command for the actual folder used on your platform).

Uninstall

To remove the installed xPack, the command is similar:

xpm uninstall --global @xpack-dev-tools/meson-build --verbose

Test

To check if the xpm installed Meson starts, use something like:

$ ~/.local/xPacks/@xpack-dev-tools/meson-build/0.60.3-1.1/.content/bin/meson --version
0.60.3

Manual install

For all platforms, the xPack Meson Build binaries are released as portable archives that can be installed in any location.

The archives can be downloaded from the GitHub releases page.

Download

The macOS version of xPack Meson Build is packed as a .tar.gz archive. Download the latest version named like:

  • xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1-darwin-x64.tar.gz
  • xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1-darwin-arm64.tar.gz

Unpack

To manually install the xPack Meson Build, unpack the archive and copy it to ~/.local/xPacks/meson-build/xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1:

mkdir -p ~/.local/xPacks/meson-build
cd ~/.local/xPacks/meson-build

tar xvf ~/Downloads/xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1-darwin-x64.tar.gz
chmod -R -w xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1

The result is a structure like:

$ tree -L 2 /Users/ilg/.local/xPacks/meson-build/xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1
/Users/ilg/.local/xPacks/meson-build/xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1/
├── README.md
├── bin
│   └── meson
├── distro-info
│   ├── CHANGELOG.md
│   ├── licenses
│   ├── patches
│   └── scripts
├── lib
│   └── python3.10
└── libexec
    ├── libcrypt.2.dylib
    ├── libcrypto.1.1.dylib
    ├── libffi.8.dylib
    ├── libgcc_s.1.dylib
    ├── liblzma.5.dylib
    ├── libncurses.6.dylib
    ├── libpanel.6.dylib
    ├── libpython3.10.dylib
    ├── libreadline.8.1.dylib
    ├── libreadline.8.dylib -> libreadline.8.1.dylib
    ├── libsqlite3.0.dylib
    ├── libssl.1.1.dylib
    ├── libz.1.2.11.dylib
    └── libz.1.dylib -> libz.1.2.11.dylib

8 directories, 17 files

Test

To check if the manually installed Meson starts, use something like:

$ ~/.local/xPacks/meson-build/xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1/bin/meson --version
0.60.3

Easy install

The easiest way to install Meson is by using the binary xPack, available as @xpack-dev-tools/meson-build from the npmjs.com registry.

Prerequisites

The only requirement is a recent xpm, which is a portable Node.js command line application. To install it, follow the instructions from the xpm install page.

Install

With xpm available, installing the latest version of the package is quite easy:

xpm install --global @xpack-dev-tools/meson-build@latest --verbose

This command will always install the latest available version, in the global xPacks store, which is a platform dependent folder (check the output of the xpm command for the actual folder used on your platform).

Uninstall

To remove the installed xPack, the command is similar:

xpm uninstall --global @xpack-dev-tools/meson-build --verbose

Test

To check if the xpm installed Meson starts, use something like:

$ ~/.local/xPacks/@xpack-dev-tools/meson-build/0.60.3-1.1/.content/bin/meson --version
0.60.3

Manual install

For all platforms, the xPack Meson Build binaries are released as portable archives that can be installed in any location.

The archives can be downloaded from the GitHub releases page.

Download

The GNU/Linux versions of xPack Meson Build are packed as plain archives. Download the latest version named like:

  • xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1-linux-x64.tar.gz
  • xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1-linux-arm.tar.gz
  • xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1-linux-arm64.tar.gz

As the name implies, these are GNU/Linux tar.gz archives; they were build on Ubuntu, but can be executed on most recent GNU/Linux distributions.

Unpack

To manually install the xPack Meson Build, unpack the archive and move it to ~/.local/xPacks/meson-build/xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1:

mkdir -p ~/.local/xPacks/meson-build
cd ~/.local/xPacks/meson-build

tar xvf ~/Downloads/xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1-linux-x64.tar.gz
chmod -R -w xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1
$ tree -L 2 '/home/ilg/.local/xPacks/meson-build/xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1'
/home/ilg/.local/xPacks/meson-build/xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1/
├── bin
│   └── meson
├── distro-info
│   ├── CHANGELOG.md
│   ├── licenses
│   ├── patches
│   └── scripts
├── lib
│   └── python3.10
├── libexec
│   ├── libcrypto.so.1.1
│   ├── libcrypt.so.1 -> libcrypt.so.1.1.0
│   ├── libcrypt.so.1.1.0
│   ├── libffi.so.8 -> libffi.so.8.1.0
│   ├── libffi.so.8.1.0
│   ├── liblzma.so.5 -> liblzma.so.5.2.5
│   ├── liblzma.so.5.2.5
│   ├── libncurses.so.6 -> libncurses.so.6.3
│   ├── libncurses.so.6.3
│   ├── libpanel.so.6 -> libpanel.so.6.3
│   ├── libpanel.so.6.3
│   ├── libpython3.10.so.1.0
│   ├── libreadline.so.8 -> libreadline.so.8.1
│   ├── libreadline.so.8.1
│   ├── libsqlite3.so.0 -> libsqlite3.so.0.8.6
│   ├── libsqlite3.so.0.8.6
│   ├── libssl.so.1.1
│   ├── libz.so.1 -> libz.so.1.2.11
│   └── libz.so.1.2.11
└── README.md

8 directories, 22 files

Test

To check if the manually installed Meson starts, use something like:

$ ~/.local/xPacks/meson-build/xpack-meson-build-0.60.3-1/bin/meson --version
0.60.3

Testing

TODO

Edit

Comments on the content of this page that might be useful for other readers are welcomed here. For question and general support, please use GitHub Discussions.