Nettle as default

Andreas Metzler ametzler at
Sat Oct 9 15:15:28 CEST 2010

On 2010-10-08 Niels Möller <nisse at> wrote:
> Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos <nmav at> writes:
> > Would there be a way to have an LGPL-only nettle

> Adding a configure option like --enable-lgpl-compatibility has been
> suggested. The meaning would be to include only LGPL-compatible files in
> the built libraries and executables. I have not given the subtle details
> much thought (such as what sonames should be used, and how to keep both
> default nettle and lgpl-compatible variants of on the same
> system). Suggestions are welcome.

How about doing it the GnuTLS way? GnuTLS consists of a of a core LGPL
library (libgnutls) and libgnutls-extra, which only contains the GPL
licensed stuff. Applications which only need the LGPL parts link
against libgnutls, those that require the GPL stuff link against both

cu andreas
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