Introduction to Serf

The Serf package contains a C-based HTTP client library built upon the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library. It multiplexes connections, running the read/write communication asynchronously. Memory copies and transformations are kept to a minimum to provide high performance operation.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-11.0 platform.

Package Information

Serf Dependencies


Apr-Util-1.6.1 and SCons-4.2.0


MIT Kerberos V5-1.19.2, for the GSSAPI

User Notes:

Installation of Serf

Install Serf by running the following commands:

sed -i "/Append/s:RPATH=libdir,::"          SConstruct &&
sed -i "/Default/s:lib_static,::"           SConstruct &&
sed -i "/Alias/s:install_static,::"         SConstruct &&
sed -i "/  print/{s/print/print(/; s/$/)/}" SConstruct &&
sed -i "/get_contents()/s/,/.decode()&/"    SConstruct &&

scons PREFIX=/usr

This package does not come with a functional testsuite.

Now, as the root user:

scons PREFIX=/usr install

Command Explanations

sed -i "...": The first command removes the runtime path from a shared library and the next two commands disable building and installing of the static library. The fourth command corrects for changes in scons-3.x. The last command allows to use Python 3.

GSSAPI=/usr: Use this switch if you have installed a GSSAPI library and you want serf to use it.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library:
Installed Directory: /usr/include/serf-1

Short Descriptions

contains the Serf API functions

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