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-11.0 platform.

Package Information

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  • Download MD5 sum: aa20818503e427ba1f4aa50c084a88c4

  • Download size: 860 KB

  • Estimated disk space required: 6.6 MB (additional 20 MB for the tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.1 SBU (additional 0.5 SBU for the tests)

neon Dependencies


GnuTLS-3.7.2, libxml2-2.9.12, MIT Kerberos V5-1.19.2, libproxy, and PaKChoiS

User Notes:

Installation of neon

Install neon by running the following commands:

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

To test the results, issue: make check.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-ssl: This switch enables SSL support using OpenSSL or GnuTLS respectively. To force GnuTLS usage when it is are present, simply pass --with-ssl=gnutls and --with-ca-bundle=/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt to the configure script.

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


Installed Program: neon-config
Installed Library:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/neon and /usr/share/doc/neon-0.32.1

Short Descriptions


is a script that provide information about an installed copy of the neon library

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

Last updated on Thu Sep 23 14:04:31 2021