about PKCS11

Nikos Mavrogiannopoulos nmav at gnutls.org
Thu Oct 6 21:45:33 CEST 2011

On 10/06/2011 07:05 PM, Vincent Torri wrote:

> Hey,
> I recently tried to use nettle instead of libgcrypt. Now, the configure
> script asks for another dependency : p11-kit. Note also that I don't know
> much about cryptography.
> I'm building packages for Windows, using mingw-w64 and p11-kit needs another
> dependency : pthread. I know that pthread-win32 exists for x86 but not for
> x86_64. In addition, according to wikipedia, PKCS11 API on Windows exists:
> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cryptographic_Application_Programming_Interface.
> if that Windows API is not used in gnutls (I don't see anything about it in
> configure options), I would like to know which problems i could encounter if
> I disable p11-kit support for gnutls

  Do you need smart card support? If not just use the --without-p11-kit 
configure flag. If you need smart-card support in gnutls, then I don't 
know whether p11-kit is could run on windows. Stef would have more 
insight on that.


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