Package configuration

The package configuarion file is always called package.toml and contains various information about the package.

Here is an example:

name = "sqlite"
version = "1.6.0"
authors = ["Erik Moqvist <>"]
description = "SQLite wrapper."

os = "latest"
sys = { path = "../.." }

sqlite3 = "latest"
  • The package section contains various general information about the package.

    • name is its name.

    • version is its semantic version.

    • authors is a list of all authors.

    • description is a short description.

  • The dependencies sections contains all packages this package depends on directly.

    Package versions can only be latest (latest) or specific (for example 1.4.0 or 2.0.0-rc4), no ranges or other constraints.

    A path can be given instead of a version as { path = "<package-path>" }.

    Specific versions and paths are only used if part of the root package’s configuration file. Otherwise the latest version is used.

    No compatibility checks.

  • The c-dependencies sections lists all C libraries this package depends on.

    Compiler and linker flags are found by executing mys-config or pkg-config. mys-config is used if found in path, otherwise pkg-config is used.

    The build system executes mys-config / pkg-config <package> --cflags and mys-config / pkg-config <package> --libs to get compiler and linker flags.