Building GnuPG – libassuan version

Falko Strenzke falko.strenzke at
Wed Oct 11 13:34:50 CEST 2023

I just tried to build the current master branch of

When trying to build it, I receive the error

*** You need libassuan to build this program.
*** This library is for example available at
*** (at least version 3.0.0 (API 3) is required).

This is my configure command:

./configure --prefix=/opt/gnupg-2.4.3 --sysconfdir=/opt/gnupg-2.4.3/etc 
--with-npth-prefix=/opt/npth --with-libassuan-prefix=/opt/libassuan3.0-base

I built libassuan 3.0-base from the tag and installed 
it at the dir shown above. However, I see that even is identifying 
itself as version "2.5.6-beta1" via its config binary. So I wonder how I 
can have working version of libassuan for current GnuPG master.

- Falko


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