[Help-gnutls] Re: gnutls query-- want to suppress comnpilation of libgnutls-extra.so

Amit kumar mail.kumar at gmail.com
Fri Jun 29 16:34:58 CEST 2007

Hello Simon,

Thanks for the reply.

I do have one more query.

Does gnutls provides Transport Layer Security using SSL?

If the answer to the above question is YES than how will this be provided in
our application as we are not linking or using any API's defined in SSL

If the answer to the above question is NO than how does libgnutls provides
security to the transport connection without using SSL?


On 6/29/07, Simon Josefsson <simon at josefsson.org> wrote:
> "Amit kumar" <mail.kumar at gmail.com> writes:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > Our application is providing support for TLS using gnutls library
> version
> > 1.4.1.
> Hi and welcome!
> > As we are only using functions defined in library libgnutls.so do we
> need
> > libgnutls-extra.so.
> No.
> > We are not using openPGP and openSSL feature provided by
> > libgnutls-extra.soand thus want to suppress the compilation of
> > gnutls-extra library when
> > compiling gnutls source. Is there any way to do it.
> Just don't link your application against libgnutls-extra and you should
> be fine.
> > I have verified using ldd command that libgnutls-extra.so requires
> > libgnutls.so for linking and not vice versa thus libgnutls.so library
> can be
> > used independently.
> Correct.
> > I just need some information on how to avoid compilation of
> libgnutls-extra.
> >
> > An early help would be appreciated.
> If you really need to avoid _compiling_ libgnutls-extra (although I
> don't see why?), you could run './configure' and then invoke 'make
> install' manually in lgl/, gl/, includes/, and lib/.
> However, I recommend that you simply do 'make install' and then decide
> when linking your application whether to use libgnutls-extra or not.
> /Simon

Amit Kumar
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