configure cannot find -lhogweed

snigdhamukherjee at snigdhamukherjee at
Fri Jan 13 09:40:50 CET 2012

Hi all,
I was using gnutls 2.10 and decided to upgrade to
3.0.11 for its DTLS features.
But gnutls 3.0.11 fails to configure on
my RHEL 6.0.

I have installed nettle 2.4 as follows

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-openssl --enable-shared 

The nettle shared objects are present in /usr/lib as 
libnettle.a ->

The config.log for
gnutls gave the following error 
configure:8244: checking whether to
use nettle
configure:8247: result: yes
configure:8742: checking
for libnettle
configure:8764: gcc -std=gnu99 -o conftest -g
-O2   conftest.c  /usr/local/lib/ -lhogweed
-lgmp -Wl,-rpath -Wl,/usr/local/lib >&5
/usr/bin/ld: cannot
find -lhogweed
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
configure:8764: $? = 1

I checked the system, there is no or hogweed.a. Then I checked nettle manual,
It says
"Nettle actually consists of two libraries, ‘libnettle’
and ‘libhogweed’. The ‘libhogweed’
contains those functions of Nettle that uses bignum operations, and
depends on
the GMP library."

But I downloaded nettle
2.4  from and it contains
bignum.c, etcetera but no hogweed.

How do I compile

Snigdha Mukherjee

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