Commit 19b9de6c authored by Niels Möller's avatar Niels Möller
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Documentation update.

parent ee547d59
2015-03-30 Niels Möller <>
* nettle.texinfo: Updated version number.
(Installation): Document some more configure options.
* testsuite/symbols-test: Look for NETTLE_USE_MINI_GMP in
version.h, not bignum.h.
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@syncodeindex fn cp
@c %**end of header
@set UPDATED-FOR 3.0
@set UPDATED-FOR 3.1
@set AUTHOR Niels Möller
This manual is for the Nettle library (version @value{UPDATED-FOR}), a
low-level cryptographic library.
Originally written 2001 by @value{AUTHOR}, updated 2014.
Originally written 2001 by @value{AUTHOR}, updated 2015.
This manual is placed in the public domain. You may freely copy it, in
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@end example
to install in under the default prefix, @file{/usr/local}.
to install it under the default prefix, @file{/usr/local}. Using GNU
make is strongly recommended. By default, both static and shared
libraries are built and installed.
To get a list of configure options, use @code{./configure --help}. Some
of the more interesting are:
@table @option
@item --enable-fat
Include multiple versions of certain functions in the library, and
select the ones to use at run-time, depending on available processor
features. Supported for ARM and x86_64.
@item --enable-mini-gmp
Use the smaller and slower ``mini-gmp'' implementation of the bignum
functions needed for public-key cryptography, instead of the real GNU
GMP library. This option is intended primarily for smaller embedded
systems. Note that builds using mini-gmp are @strong{not} binary compatible
with regular builds of Nettle, and more likely to leak side-channel
@item --disable-shared
Omit building the shared libraries.
@item --disable-dependency-tracking
Disable the automatic dependency tracking. You will likely need this
option to be able to build with BSD make.
To get a list of configure options, use @code{./configure --help}.
By default, both static and shared libraries are built and installed. To
omit building the shared libraries, use the @option{ --disable-shared}
option to @command{./configure}.
Using GNU make is recommended. For other make programs, in particular
BSD make, you may have to use the @option{--disable-dependency-tracking}
option to @command{./configure}.
@end table
@node Index, , Installation, Top
@comment node-name, next, previous, up
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