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-7.7 platform.

Package Information

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  • Download size: 892 KB

  • Estimated disk space required: 7.9 MB (additional 18 MB for the tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.1 SBU (additional 0.2 SBU for the tests)

neon Dependencies



libxml2-2.9.2, MIT Kerberos V5-1.13.1, libproxy, and pakchois,

User Notes:

Installation of neon

Install neon by running the following commands:

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

To test the results, issue: make -k check. Some tests are known to fail.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-ssl: This switch enables SSL support using OpenSSL or GnuTLS respectively. Remove it if you don't have any of these installed. To force GnuTLS usage when both are present, simply pass --with-ssl=gnutls to the configure script.

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

--with-libxml2: This switch forces the use of libxml2 instead of Expat.


Installed Program: neon-config
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/neon and /usr/share/doc/neon-0.30.1

Short Descriptions

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

Last updated on 2015-02-24 17:21:19 -0800