Introduction to neon

neon is an HTTP and WebDAV client library, with a C interface.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-10.1 platform.

Package Information

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  • Download MD5 sum: c871268f0ba365b71f1ec1bf068d6ab3

  • Download size: 848 KB

  • Estimated disk space required: 8.4 MB (additional 19 MB for the tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.1 SBU (additional 0.3 SBU for the tests)

neon Dependencies


GnuTLS-3.7.0, libxml2-2.9.10, MIT Kerberos V5-1.19.1, libproxy, and PaKChoiS

User Notes:

Installation of neon

Install neon by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr    \
            --with-ssl       \
            --enable-shared  \
            --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-ssl: This switch enables SSL support using OpenSSL or GnuTLS respectively. To force GnuTLS usage when it is are present, simply pass --with-ssl=gnutls and --with-ca-bundle=/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt to the configure script.

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


Installed Program: neon-config
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/neon and /usr/share/doc/neon-0.31.2

Short Descriptions


is a script that provide information about an installed copy of the neon library

is used as a high-level interface to common HTTP and WebDAV methods

Last updated on 2021-02-20 11:35:58 -0800