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-7.13.1.tar.bz2
Download (FTP): ftp://ftp.fu-berlin.de/pub/unix/network/curl/curl-7.13.1.tar.bz2
Download MD5 sum: d673f68dbab2553acdbfb5435bd1cd48
Download size: 1.8 MB
Estimated disk space required: 24.7 MB
Estimated build time: 0.40 SBU (additional 0.59 SBU to run the test suite)
Install cURL by running the following commands:
./configure --prefix=/usr && make
Now, as the root user:
make install && find docs -name "Makefile*" \ -o -name "*.1" \ -o -name "*.3" | xargs rm && install -v -d -m755 /usr/share/doc/curl-7.13.1 && cp -v -R docs/* /usr/share/doc/curl-7.13.1
--with-gssapi: This parameter adds Kerberos 5 support to libcurl.
is a client that can get documents from or send documents to any of the following protocols: HTTP, HTTPS (needs OpenSSL-0.9.7e), FTP, GOPHER, DICT, TELNET, LDAP (needs OpenLDAP-2.2.20 at run time) or FILE.
prints information about the last compile, like libraries linked to and prefix setting.
provides the API functions required by curl and other programs.