Introduction to libassuan

The libassuan package contains an inter process communication library used by some of the other GnuPG related packages. libassuan's primary use is to allow a client to interact with a non-persistent server. libassuan is not, however, limited to use with GnuPG servers and clients. It was designed to be flexible enough to meet the demands of many transaction based environments with non-persistent servers.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS-7.6 systemd platform.

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  • Download size: 504 KB

  • Estimated disk space required: 5.6 MB (additional 0.1 MB for the tests and 2.1 MB to build and install documentation)

  • Estimated build time: less than 0.1 SBU

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libassuan Dependencies





User Notes:

Installation of libassuan

If you have downloaded the optional patch, apply it by running the following command:

patch -Np1 -i ../libassuan-2.1.2-fix_doc_build-1.patch

Install libassuan by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr &&

If you wish to build documentation, you must have texlive-20140525 installed, then issue the following command:

make -C doc pdf ps

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

If you built the documentation, install it by running the following commands as the root user:

install -v -dm755 /usr/share/doc/libassuan-2.1.2 &&
install -v -m644  doc/assuan.{pdf,ps,dvi} \


Installed Program: libassuan-config
Installed Library:
Installed Directory: /usr/share/doc/libassuan-2.1.2

Short Descriptions

is an inter process communication library which implements the Assuan protocol.

Last updated on 2014-08-23 15:42:10 -0700