Introduction to nghttp2

nghttp2 is an implementation of HTTP/2 and its header compression algorithm, HPACK.

This package is known to build and work properly using an LFS 12.1 platform.

Package Information

nghttp2 Dependencies




The following are only used if building the full package instead of only the main libraries: Boost-1.84.0, c-ares-1.26.0, cython-0.29.36, jansson-2.14, libevent-2.1.12, sphinx-7.2.6, jemalloc, libev, mruby, and Spdylay.

CUnit is required if you wish to run the test suite.

Installation of nghttp2

Install nghttp2 by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=/usr     \
            --disable-static  \
            --enable-lib-only \
            --docdir=/usr/share/doc/nghttp2-1.59.0 &&

The test suite needs CUnit, which is beyond the scope of BLFS.

Now, as the root user:

make install

Command Explanations

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

--enable-lib-only: only build libnghttp2. Omit this switch if you'd like to build the example applications, Python bindings, or the C++ asio library.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Libraries:
Installed Directories: /usr/include/nghttp2, /usr/share/nghttp2, and /usr/share/doc/nghttp2-1.59.0

Short Descriptions

an implementation of the Hypertext Transfer Protocol version 2 in C