Introduction to libssh2

Libssh2 package is a client-side C library implementing the SSH2 protocol.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 11.3 platform.

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libssh2 Dependencies


GnuPG-2.4.0, libgcrypt-1.10.1, and OpenSSH-9.2p1 (all three are required for the test suite)

User Notes:

Installation of libssh2

Apply a patch to fix incompatibility with recent OpenSSH releases:

patch -Np1 -i ../libssh2-1.10.0-upstream_fix-1.patch

Install libssh2 by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr --disable-static &&

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

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


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Short Descriptions

contains functions to use the SSH2 protocol