Introduction to libsoup

The libsoup is HTTP client/server library for GNOME. It uses GObject and the GLib main loop to integrate with GNOME applications and it also has an asynchronous API for use in threaded applications.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.5 platform.

Package Information

libsoup Dependencies


glib-networking-2.38.2, libxml2-2.9.1 and SQLite-



Apache-2.4.7 (required to run the test suite), cURL-7.35.0 (required to run the test suite), GTK-Doc-1.19, PHP-5.5.9 compiled with XMLRPC-EPI support (only used for the XMLRPC regression tests) and Samba-4.1.4 (ntlm_auth is required to run the test suite).

User Notes:

Installation of libsoup

Install libsoup by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--disable-static: This switch prevents installation of static versions of the libraries.

--enable-gtk-doc: Use this parameter if GTK-Doc is installed and you wish to rebuild and install the API documentation.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries: and
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libsoup-2.4, /usr/include/libsoup-gnome-2.4 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libsoup-2.4

Short Descriptions

provides functions for asynchronous HTTP connections.

provides GNOME specific features.

Last updated on 2014-02-25 11:00:30 -0800