Introduction to Serf

The Serf package contains a C-based HTTP client library built upon the Apache Portable Runtime (APR) library. It multiplexes connections, running the read/write communication asynchronously. Memory copies and transformations are kept to a minimum to provide high performance operation.

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

Package Information

Serf Dependencies


Apr-Util-1.6.3 and SCons-4.6.0


MIT Kerberos V5-1.21.2 (for GSSAPI support)

Installation of Serf

Install Serf by running the following commands:

sed -i "/Append/s:RPATH=libdir,::"          SConstruct &&
sed -i "/Default/s:lib_static,::"           SConstruct &&
sed -i "/Alias/s:install_static,::"         SConstruct &&

scons PREFIX=/usr

This package does not come with a functional test suite.

Now, as the root user:

scons PREFIX=/usr install

Command Explanations

sed -i "...": The first command removes the runtime path from a shared library and the next two commands disable building and installing of the static library.

GSSAPI=/usr: Use this switch if you have installed a GSSAPI library and you want serf to use it.


Installed Programs: None
Installed Library:
Installed Directory: /usr/include/serf-1

Short Descriptions

contains the Serf API functions