These applications are support libraries for other applications in the book. It is unlikely that you would just install these libraries, you will generally find that you will be referred to this chapter to satisfy a dependency of other applications.
The cURL package contains curl and its support library. This is useful for transferring files with URL syntax. This ability to both download and redirect files can be incorporated into other programs to support functions like streaming media.
Download (HTTP): http://curl.haxx.se/download/curl-7.11.2.tar.bz2
Download size: 1.4 MB
Estimated Disk space required: 26.6 MB
Estimated build time: 0.43 SBU
Install cURL by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make && make install
--with-gssapi=/usr: This parameter adds kerberos 5 support to libcurl.
The cURL package contains curl, curl-config and the libcurl libraries.
curl-config prints information about the last compile, like libraries linked to and prefix setting.