Build problem with gpg2

Johan Wevers johanw at
Wed Nov 15 13:50:19 CET 2006


GnuPG 2 doesn't make it easier... I installed all 4 libs, but
configure in gpg2 gave me:

*** You need libassuan with Pth support to build this program.
*** This library is for example available at
*** (at least version 0.9.3 (API 1) is required).
*** It is now required to build with support for the
*** GNU Portable Threads Library (Pth). Please install this
*** library first.  The library is for example available at
*** On a Debian GNU/Linux system you can install it using
***   apt-get install libpth-dev
configure: error:
*** Required libraries not found. Please consult the above messages
*** and install them before running configure again.

I installed libassuan-1.0.0, downloaded 14-11 from the GnuPG site.
I assume the Pth support is the problem. I have installed


Is this version new enough? It comes with Slackware Linux 10.0.
If so, how do I build libassuan with Pth support? It doesn't 
say much in the docs. I see a --with-pth-prefix option, but that
shouldn't be necessary I think.

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