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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY curl-download-http "https://curl.se/download/curl-&curl-version;.tar.xz">
8 <!ENTITY curl-download-ftp " ">
9 <!ENTITY curl-md5sum "24408ce0068de0ae7871039451ad6f97">
10 <!ENTITY curl-size "2.4 MB">
11 <!ENTITY curl-buildsize "96 MB (add 20 MB for tests)">
12 <!ENTITY curl-time "0.3 SBU (add 18 SBU for tests)">
13]>
14
15<sect1 id="curl" xreflabel="cURL-&curl-version;">
16 <?dbhtml filename="curl.html"?>
17
18 <sect1info>
19 <date>$Date$</date>
20 </sect1info>
21
22 <title>cURL-&curl-version;</title>
23
24 <indexterm zone="curl">
25 <primary sortas="a-cURL">cURL</primary>
26 </indexterm>
27
28 <sect2 role="package">
29 <title>Introduction to cURL</title>
30
31 <para>
32 The <application>cURL</application> package contains an utility
33 and a library used for transferring files with URL syntax to any of
34 the following protocols: FTP, FTPS, HTTP, HTTPS, SCP, SFTP, TFTP,
35 TELNET, DICT, LDAP, LDAPS and FILE. Its ability to both download
36 and upload files can be incorporated into other programs to support
37 functions like streaming media.
38 </para>
39
40 &lfs110a_checked;
41
42 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Package Information</bridgehead>
43 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
44 <listitem>
45 <para>
46 Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&curl-download-http;"/>
47 </para>
48 </listitem>
49 <listitem>
50 <para>
51 Download (FTP): <ulink url="&curl-download-ftp;"/>
52 </para>
53 </listitem>
54 <listitem>
55 <para>
56 Download MD5 sum: &curl-md5sum;
57 </para>
58 </listitem>
59 <listitem>
60 <para>
61 Download size: &curl-size;
62 </para>
63 </listitem>
64 <listitem>
65 <para>
66 Estimated disk space required: &curl-buildsize;
67 </para>
68 </listitem>
69 <listitem>
70 <para>
71 Estimated build time: &curl-time;
72 </para>
73 </listitem>
74 </itemizedlist>
75<!--
76 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Additional Downloads</bridgehead>
77 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
78 <listitem>
79 <para>
80 Required patch:
81 <ulink url="&patch-root;/curl-&curl-version;-function_naming-1.patch"/>
82 </para>
83 </listitem>
84 </itemizedlist>
85-->
86
87 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">cURL Dependencies</bridgehead>
88
89 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Recommended</bridgehead>
90 <para role="recommended">
91 <xref role="runtime" linkend="make-ca"/> (runtime)
92 </para>
93
94 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional</bridgehead>
95 <para role="optional">
96 <xref linkend="brotli"/>,
97 <xref linkend="c-ares"/>,
98 <xref linkend="gnutls"/>,
99 <xref linkend="libidn2"/>,
100 <xref linkend="libpsl"/>,
101 <xref linkend="libssh2"/>,
102 <xref linkend="mitkrb"/>,
103 <xref linkend="nghttp2"/>,
104 <xref linkend="openldap"/>,
105 <xref linkend="samba"/>,
106 <ulink url="https://www.secureauth.com/labs/open-source-tools/impacket/">impacket</ulink>,
107 <ulink url="https://launchpad.net/libmetalink/">libmetalink</ulink>,
108 <ulink url="http://rtmpdump.mplayerhq.hu/">librtmp</ulink>,
109 <ulink url="https://github.com/ngtcp2/ngtcp2/">ngtcp2</ulink>,
110 <!--<ulink url="https://tls.mbed.org/">mbed TLS</ulink> (formerly known as
111 PolarSSL), and -->
112 <!-- mbedTLS/PolarSSL support was removed in 7.65.1 -->
113 <ulink url="https://github.com/cloudflare/quiche">quiche</ulink>, and
114 <ulink url="http://spnego.sourceforge.net/">SPNEGO</ulink>
115 </para>
116
117 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Optional if Running the Test Suite</bridgehead>
118 <para role="optional">
119 <!-- stunnel is still listed in the docs as required, but 7.58.0
120 tests completed happily without it, although the test for unit1323
121 reported that the tool set in the test case does not exist - ken -->
122 <xref linkend="stunnel"/> (for the HTTPS and FTPS tests) and
123 <xref linkend="valgrind"/> (this will slow the tests down and may cause failures.)
124 </para>
125
126 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">User Notes:
127 <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/curl"/>
128 </para>
129 </sect2>
130
131 <sect2 role="installation">
132 <title>Installation of cURL</title>
133
134 <para>
135 First, adapt the tests to python3:
136 </para>
137
138<screen><userinput remap="pre">grep -rl '#!.*python$' | xargs sed -i '1s/python/&amp;3/'</userinput></screen>
139
140 <para>
141 Install <application>cURL</application> by running the following
142 commands:
143 </para>
144
145<screen><userinput>./configure --prefix=/usr \
146 --disable-static \
147 --with-openssl \
148 --enable-threaded-resolver \
149 --with-ca-path=/etc/ssl/certs &amp;&amp;
150make</userinput></screen>
151
152<!--
153 For version 7.54.1 I got:
154 TESTDONE: 869 tests out of 869 reported OK: 100%
155 TESTDONE: 1092 tests were considered during 1080 seconds
156
157 <para>
158 Running the test suite is optional. About 2% of the tests fail. Increase
159 in test time by each failed test is about 10%. Tests SBU above was
160 obtained disabling failing tests, with:
161 </para>
162
163 2017-10-29 - bdubbs
164 For version 7.56.1 I had a lot of test failures which included long
165 timeouts. Could not determine the cause of the timeouts or failures,
166 but I was missing c-ares, MIT Kerberos, ldap, samba, and the six
167 external packages.
168
169 2017-12-01 - bdubbs
170 Still a lot of test failures. I did have c-ares, Kerberos, and ldap
171 installed this time. Best guess is that servers are not available.
172
173 2018-08-01 - renodr
174 No test failures, but I didn't have any of the optional dependencies except
175 for c-ares and libidn2. I might re-run this test suite before release with
176 all of the optional deps, but right now, it isn't a priority - rather
177 the security fix is.
178-->
179
180 <para>
181 To run the test suite, issue: <command>make test</command>.
182 Four tests, 1139, 1140, 1173, and 1177, are known to fail due to
183 missing executables from the optional dependencies.
184 </para>
185<!-- Two (of 857) tests
186fail for unknown reasons, and all tests fail is valgrind is installed. Moving
187valgrind out of $PATH is recommended if you wish to run the test suite while
188it is installed.
189
190Added by Pierre for curl-7.59.0:
191no stunnel, no valgrind, no options
192Warning: smb server unexpectedly alive
193Warning: dict server unexpectedly alive
194TESTDONE: 950 tests out of 951 reported OK: 99%
195TESTFAIL: These test cases failed: 1148
196TESTDONE: 1189 tests were considered during 362 seconds.
197__________
198
199 if stunnel and valgrind are not installed, and also most options
200 (I had rtmpdump), the tests complete without problems.
201Warning: smb server unexpectedly alive
202Warning: dict server unexpectedly alive
203TESTDONE: 938 tests out of 938 reported OK: 100%
204TESTDONE: 1175 tests were considered during 355 seconds.
205 and no. I don't have smb - so commenting the rest of this:
206 To run the test suite, issue: <command>make test</command>. Many tests
207 may fail that depend on optional dependencies that may not be installed
208 or upstream servers that may not be available, especially for tests
209 numbered 700 and above.
210 Test time may be significantly increase due to hanging tests that fail.
211__________
212Added by Bruce for curl-7.60.0:
213TESTDONE: 957 tests out of 959 reported OK: 99%
214TESTFAIL: These test cases failed: 1139 1140
215TESTDONE: 1196 tests were considered during 1184 seconds.
216From the logs, both appear to be ipv6 releated.
217
218==========
219Added by Douglas for curl-7.61.0:
220TESTDONE: 961 tests out of 961 reported OK: 100%
221TESTDONE: 1202 tests were considered during 338 seconds.
222I only have c-ares and libidn2 installed, I will likely try before release
223with all optional dependencies in the book installed.
224
225=========
2267.61.1 NOTE: The test suite is extremely noisy, complaining about verification errors.
227It's possible this is due to openssl-1.1.1, BUT 79/79 tests report as 100% OK. I had
228c-ares, libpsl, and libidn1/2 installed. - Doug
229
230========
2317.62.0: All tests passed. libpsl, c-ares, libssh2, libidn2 installed.
232All 1098 tests report OK.
233
234=======
235Added by Douglas for curl-7.64.0:
236TESTDONE: 1022 tests out of 1023 reported OK: 99%
237TESTFAIL: These tests cases failed: 323
238TESTDONE: 1235 tests were considered during 1279 seconds.
239For dependencies, I had c-ares, gnutls, libidn2, libpsl, krb5, libssh2, nghttp2,
240OpenLDAP, Samba, stunnel, and Valgrind installed.
241=======
242Added by bdubbs for curl-7.64.1:
243TESTDONE: 1022 tests out of 1025 reported OK: 99%
244TESTFAIL: These test cases failed: 323 1139 1140
245TESTDONE: 1242 tests were considered during 1483 seconds
246
247=======
248Added by renodr for curl-7.65.1:
249TESTDONE: 996 tests out of 997 reported OK: 99%
250TESTFAIL: These test cases failed: 1560
251TESTDONE: 1249 tests were considered during 1091 seconds.
252All dependencies except for externals installed.
253=======
254Added by bdubbs for curl-7.65.2:
255TESTDONE: 1034 tests out of 1036 reported OK: 99%
256TESTFAIL: These test cases failed: 323 1560
257TESTDONE: 1254 tests were considered during 1362 seconds.
258Time above does not include test build time.
259All dependencies except for externals installed.
260=======
261Added by bdubbs for curl-7.65.3:
262TESTDONE: 1031 tests out of 1036 reported OK: 99%
263TESTFAIL: These test cases failed: 323 1139 1140 1173 1560
264TESTDONE: 1254 tests were considered during 1364 seconds.
265
266The tests that fail seem to be somewhat random. What happened between
267yesterday and today that that tests 1139 1140 1173 now fail?
268
269=======
270Added by bdubbs for curl-7.68.0:
271TESTDONE: 1066 tests out of 1071 reported OK: 99%
272TESTFAIL: These test cases failed: 323 1139 1140 1173 1560
273TESTDONE: 1290 tests were considered during 1515 seconds.
274
275=======
276Added by bdubbs for curl-7.69.0:
277TESTDONE: 074 tests out of 1079 reported OK: 99%
278TESTFAIL: These test cases failed: 323 1139 1140 1173 1560
279TESTDONE: 1320 tests were considered during 1514 seconds.
280
281For curl-7.69.1, 1082 tests out of 1086 reported OK. 1560 now passes.
2821330 tests were considered during 1528 seconds.
283
284======
285Added by renodr for curl-7.70.0:
286TESTDONE: 1062 tests out of 1062 reported OK: 100%
287TESTDONE: 1352 tests were considered during 1218 seconds.
288Tests were ran with all dependencies present except for stunnel.
289impacket only seems to add one extra test to the mix as well.
290
291======
292Added by renodr for curl-7.71.0:
293TESTDONE: 1072 tests out of 1072 reported OK: 100%
294TESTDONE: 1364 tests were considered during 1202 seconds.
295Tests were run similarly to 7.70.0 - all deps except for stunnel.
296
297======
298Added by renodr for curl-7.71.1:
299TESTDONE: 1076 tests out of 1076 reported OK: 100%
300TESTDONE: 1368 tests were considered during 1207 seconds.
301Tests were run similarly to 7.71.0, including impacket, but no stunnel.
302
303======
304Added by renodr for curl-7.72.0:
305TESTDONE: 1094 tests out of 1097 reported OK: 99%
306TESTFAIL: These test cases failed: 1700 1701 1702
307TESTDONE: 1374 tests were considered during 1285 seconds.
308Tests have all BLFS dependencies with the exception of stunnel;
309and the optional impacket python module was installed.
310Tests seem to be failing due to a missing 'nghttpx' executable
311used to start a test server.
312
313======
314Added by renodr for curl-7.73.0:
315TESTDONE: 1121 tests out of 1121 reported OK: 100%
316TESTDONE: 1387 tests were considered during 1303 seconds.
317Tests have all BLFS dependencies installed with the exception of stunnel,
318as well as the optional impacket installed.
319
320======
321Added by renodr for curl-7.74.0:
322TESTDONE: 1119 tests out of 1119 reported OK: 100%
323TESTDONE: 1388 tests were considered during 1370 seconds.
324Tests have all BLFS dependencies installed, as well as impacket.
325stunnel not installed.
326
327======
328Added by bdubbs for curl-7.79.0:
329TESTDONE: 1432 tests were considered during 1543 seconds.
330TESTDONE: 1208 tests out of 1212 reported OK: 99%
331
332Tests have all BLFS dependencies installed but without impacket.
333-->
334
335 <para>
336 Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem>
337 user:
338 </para>
339
340<screen role="root"><userinput>make install &amp;&amp;
341
342rm -rf docs/examples/.deps &amp;&amp;
343
344find docs \( -name Makefile\* -o -name \*.1 -o -name \*.3 \) -exec rm {} \; &amp;&amp;
345
346install -v -d -m755 /usr/share/doc/curl-&curl-version; &amp;&amp;
347cp -v -R docs/* /usr/share/doc/curl-&curl-version;</userinput></screen>
348
349 <para>
350 Simple tests to the new installed <command>curl</command>:
351 <command>curl --trace-ascii debugdump.txt http://www.example.com/</command>
352 and
353 <command>curl --trace-ascii d.txt --trace-time http://example.com/</command>.
354 Inspect the locally created trace files <filename>debugdump.txt</filename>
355 and <filename>d.txt</filename>, which contain version downloaded
356 files information, etc. One file has the time for each action logged.
357 </para>
358 </sect2>
359
360 <sect2 role="commands">
361 <title>Command Explanations</title>
362
363 <xi:include xmlns:xi="http://www.w3.org/2001/XInclude"
364 href="../../xincludes/static-libraries.xml"/>
365
366 <para>
367 <parameter>--enable-threaded-resolver</parameter>: This switch enables
368 <application>cURL</application>'s builtin threaded DNS resolver.
369 </para>
370
371 <para>
372 <parameter>--with-ca-path=/etc/ssl/certs</parameter>: This
373 switch sets the location of the BLFS Certificate Authority store.
374 </para>
375
376 <para>
377 <parameter>--with-openssl</parameter>: This parameter chooses
378 <application>OpenSSL</application> as SSL/TLS implementation.
379 This seems mandatory now.
380 </para>
381
382 <para>
383 <option>--with-gssapi</option>: This parameter adds
384 <application>Kerberos 5</application> support to
385 <filename class="libraryfile">libcurl</filename>.
386 </para>
387
388 <para>
389 <option>--without-ssl --with-gnutls</option>: Use to
390 build with <application>GnuTLS</application> support
391 instead of <application>OpenSSL</application> for SSL/TLS.
392 </para>
393
394 <para>
395 <option>--with-ca-bundle=/etc/pki/tls/certs/ca-bundle.crt</option>: Use
396 this switch instead of <parameter>--with-ca-path</parameter> if
397 building with <application>GnuTLS</application> support
398 instead of <application>OpenSSL</application> for SSL/TLS.
399 </para>
400
401 <para>
402 <option>--with-libssh2</option>: This parameter adds
403 <application>SSH</application> support to cURL. This is disabled
404 by default.
405 </para>
406
407 <para>
408 <option>--enable-ares</option>: This parameter adds
409 support for DNS resolution through the c-ares library. It is disabled
410 by default, but does speed up DNS resolution queries.
411 </para>
412
413 <para>
414 <command>find docs ... -exec rm {} \;</command>: This command removes
415 <filename>Makefiles</filename> and man files from the documentation
416 directory that would otherwise be installed by the commands that follow.
417 </para>
418
419 </sect2>
420
421 <sect2 role="content">
422 <title>Contents</title>
423
424 <segmentedlist>
425 <segtitle>Installed Programs</segtitle>
426 <segtitle>Installed Library</segtitle>
427 <segtitle>Installed Directories</segtitle>
428
429 <seglistitem>
430 <seg>
431 curl and curl-config
432 </seg>
433 <seg>
434 libcurl.so
435 </seg>
436 <seg>
437 /usr/include/curl and
438 /usr/share/doc/curl-&curl-version;
439 </seg>
440 </seglistitem>
441 </segmentedlist>
442
443 <variablelist>
444 <bridgehead renderas="sect3">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
445 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
446 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
447
448 <varlistentry id="curl-prog">
449 <term><command>curl</command></term>
450 <listitem>
451 <para>
452 is a command line tool for transferring files with URL syntax
453 </para>
454 <indexterm zone="curl curl-prog">
455 <primary sortas="b-curl">curl</primary>
456 </indexterm>
457 </listitem>
458 </varlistentry>
459
460 <varlistentry id="curl-config">
461 <term><command>curl-config</command></term>
462 <listitem>
463 <para>
464 prints information about the last compile, like libraries
465 linked to and prefix setting
466 </para>
467 <indexterm zone="curl curl-config">
468 <primary sortas="b-curl-config">curl-config</primary>
469 </indexterm>
470 </listitem>
471 </varlistentry>
472
473 <varlistentry id="libcurl">
474 <term><filename class="libraryfile">libcurl.so</filename></term>
475 <listitem>
476 <para>
477 provides the API functions required by
478 <command>curl</command> and other programs
479 </para>
480 <indexterm zone="curl libcurl">
481 <primary sortas="c-libcurl">libcurl.so</primary>
482 </indexterm>
483 </listitem>
484 </varlistentry>
485
486 </variablelist>
487
488 </sect2>
489
490</sect1>
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