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 12.1 platform.

Package Information

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  • Download MD5 sum: f0c6f84835f93892c22750ff60955898

  • Download size: 892 KB

  • Estimated disk space required: 8.6 MB (additional 53 MB for tests)

  • Estimated build time: 0.1 SBU (add 0.4 SBU for tests)

neon Dependencies


GnuTLS-3.8.3, libxml2-2.12.5, MIT Kerberos V5-1.21.2, nss-3.98 (for some tests), xmlto-0.0.28 (to regenerate the documentation), libproxy, and PaKChoiS

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.

If you wish to regenerate the documentation, issue:

make docs

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

--with-ssl: This switch enables SSL support using OpenSSL. GnuTLS can be used instead, by passing --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-0.33.0

Short Descriptions


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

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