Introduction to libsoup

The libsoup package contains an HTTP library implementation in C. This is useful for accessing HTTP servers in a completely asynchronous mode.

Package Information

libsoup Dependencies


GLib-2.10.3 and libxml2-2.6.26


GTK-Doc-1.6, Apache-2.2.2 (required to run the test suite), PHP-5.1.4 compiled with XMLRPC-EPI support (only used for the XMLRPC regression tests), and GnuTLS (which needs libgpg-error then libgcrypt)

User Notes:

Installation of libsoup

Install libsoup by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

To test the results, issue make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

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


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library: libsoup-2.2.{so,a}
Installed Directories: /usr/include/libsoup-2.2 and /usr/share/gtk-doc/html/libsoup

Short Descriptions


provides functions for asynchronous HTTP connections.

Last updated on 2007-01-15 18:08:14 -0600