GNUTLS 3.0.8 Compilation Error

Nick Khamis symack at
Thu Dec 8 19:03:58 CET 2011

Hello Simon,

Thank you so much for your response. Libnettle is intalled in:


After installing nettle, I issue an ldconfig. When trying to compile
GNU TLS using the following:

./configure --prefix=/usr or,
./configure --prefix=/usr --with-libnettle-prefix=/usr/lib or,
./configure --prefix=/usr --with-libnettle-prefix=/usr

I get the same error. There is no clean, or distclean tasks in GNUTLS?

Thanks in Advanace,


On Thu, Dec 8, 2011 at 5:22 AM, Simon Josefsson <simon at> wrote:
> Nick Khamis <symack at> writes:
>> Hello Everyone,
>> I built nettle 2.4 from source, and it is located in
>> /usr/include/nettle however, when
>> trying to build GNUTLS 3.0.8 using:
>> ./congiure or,
>> ./configure --prefix=/usr --with-libnettle-prefix=/usr/include/nettle
>> I am recieving the following error:
>> configure: error:
>>   ***
>>   *** Libnettle 2.4 was not found.
> Use --with-libnettle-prefix=/usr (or just try without it).  I'm assuming
> you didn't install under /usr/include/nettle.  Also, did
> you run ldconfig after installing Nettle?
> /Simon

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